Writing Coach

My name is Julianne Ingles and I'm the founder of Guts Publishing. My goal is to help writers who wish to publish their work - traditional and self- publishing. I offer feedback on your work - short stories, novels, memoirs and essays - both creative and academic. I advise on submissions to agents & publishers. I design book covers. I also help writers build their platform on social media to market their books. Together we'll create a strategy that’s right for you.


About me: I'm an editor and writer with an MA in Creative Writing and an MA in Modern Literature, both from Goldsmiths, University of London. I have over 15 years of experience as a tutor - in creative writing, academic writing, and English as a second language. I've also been a visual artist for over 20 years, and I adore book cover design. If you'd like to have a phone or Skype chat, get in touch. First consultation is free. 

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"Julianne pinpointed a key weakness in my manuscript, yet edited my work with a light touch, always considerate of the fact that it was my story. I have no hesitation in recommending Julianne at Guts Publishing."

– Ann Rawson, author of A Savage Art (Fahrenheit Press, 2016) and The Witch House (Red Dog Press, 2020)

Writing Coach Plans

Whether you're a beginner or professional, writing fiction or nonfiction, I start by identifying your goals. Wherever you're at in your publishing journey, we create a strategy that’s right for you. Through a series of 1-to-1 workshops, I’ll give you the tools you need to accomplish your writing & publishing goals. Workshops are 1-hour once a week. Each plan includes a manuscript evaluation and you choose which workshops you'd like to do. There are 1, 2 or 3-month plans. Email support between workshops. First consultation is free. Payment plans available.

These are areas I can help with:

  • Feedback on your work

  • Self-editing

  • Book cover design

  • Marketing skills and building your author brand

  • Digital support - social media and website

  • Publishing advice – traditional and self-publishing

  • Submissions to agents and publishers

  • Writing a press release, book description, cover letter & pitch


  • Self-Editing 1: Killing your darlings

  • Self-Editing 2: Advanced technique

  • Book Cover Design 1: front cover

  • Book Cover Design 2: front, spine and back cover

  • Build your Brand 

  • Book Promotion Strategy

  • Social Media Marketing 1: Twitter

  • Social Media Marketing 2: Facebook

  • Social Media Marketing 3: Instagram 

  • Publishing: submitting to agents & publishers 

  • Writing a Press Release 

  • Nail your book description 

“Julianne Ingles of Guts Publishing is a meticulous and careful reader and editor who has enormous sensitivity to a writer’s work. Julianne doesn’t impose her own aesthetic but carefully and thoughtfully responds to the text, offering feedback that is encouraging, helpful and rigorous...”

— Gayelene Carbis, award-winning writer of poetry, prose and plays from Melbourne.