The Book Surgeon

Offering a range of fantastic, inspiring Writing Masterclasses and ‘1 to 1’ Tutorials

Andy Oakes

The bestselling International Crime-Thriller author and winner of the European Crime and Mystery Award, invites writers of all genres and abilities to join him on his new and exclusive Masterclasses and Tutorials…

Andy has been a published Crime-Thriller writer since 2003, when his highly acclaimed debut novel ‘DRAGON’S EYE’, was first published by Dedalus Books and then Pan Macmillan. He was presented with the European Crime and Mystery Award in Paris and has been attributed with being the creator of an entire new genre, ‘Chinese Noir’ Read More…

‘1 to 1’ Tutorials

All of Our Courses Are:

  • Dyslexia Friendly  – Accommodating dyslexic individuals

  • Mobile Friendly – Visitors can use our pages on mobile devices

  • Eco Friendly – Paperless

  • Diet Friendly – Diabetes, Celiac, Vegetarian & Vegan

  • Access Friendly – Ensuring access for people with disabilities

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Masterclasses & One To One Tutorials

Each Masterclass and tutorial is personally constructed and hosted by internationally recognised author Andy Oakes.

A fascinating, inspirational and insightful weekend Writing Masterclass for those who have a creative instinct and who are new to novel or short story writing.

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A motivational, empathetic and highly creative weekend Writing Masterclass for those aspiring fiction writers who want to take their work to the next level… With publication possibly in mind.

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Delivered with insight, skill, empathy and understanding, from an award winning author who has been exactly where you are now. Andy Oakes, who is also a trained Counsellor, can support you with mindfulness and in moving you forward in your writing with resolve and creativity.

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Writers Quote of The Month:

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Ernest Hemingway

Book of The Month:

Lost and Wanted

Helen Clapp, a tenured physics MIT professor, disdains notions of the supernatural in favour of rational thought and proven ideas. So it’s perhaps especially vexing for her when, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday in June, she gets a phone call from a friend who had just died.

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Photos of books and monochrome photos of Andy taken by BETH ELLIOTT & KARL HORSMAN.

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