Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton is an award-winning writer of fiction and memoir, a book critic for Australian Book Review, a creative writing tutor and storyteller to adults. She offers her services as mentor and editor, and can help you improve your public readings and presentation.
Carol Middleton
author, teacher, arts critic
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Carol talks about Colum McCann’s novel
Apeirogon and his Letters to a Young Writer,
and shares the lessons she has learned from this author.
Carol 2nd PodcastCarol Middleton
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Carol Middleton talks about reading Vikram Seth’s novel An Equal Music and the lessons she has learned from this author, here is her 1st podcast.
Carol 1st Podcast 2020Carol Middleton
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Carol Middleton is a Melbourne based writer and arts critic. After twenty years as a journalist, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing at Melbourne University and switched her focus to short story and memoir. She has won several awards for these, including 2nd place in the Age Short Story Award 2010, has taught creative writing to community groups, and is a storyteller for adults at Melbourne libraries. She has been a judge for Glen Eira Literary Awards and ACT Writers’ Centre Awards. For the past thirteen years she has been a book critic for Australian Book Review. She is currently compiling a collection of personal essays.

Carol offers her services as a mentor, helping writers to find an entry point into their work, maintain their momentum and reach the finishing line. Carol can help you work to weekly deadlines and, with gentle editing suggestions, guide you through the various stages of self-expression, from your initial idea to public readings of your finished work. She works with both nonfiction and short fiction writers, but not novelists. In literary nonfiction, her focus is on clarity of language, sharing of the self and intimacy with the reader.

To discuss your project and appropriate fees, start by emailing Carol with an outline of your work and a three-page sample.