About Sharon Colback

Creative Writing Tutor, Sharon Colback
About Your Creative Writing Tutor, Sharon Colback

The online creative writing course has been designed and is led by Sharon Colback, B.A.. She studied English literature, French and Latin at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sharon is a writer with a long track record. She has worked as an editor and as a journalist internationally and in the UK, where, among many other renowned publications, she wrote regularly for The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Financial Times Group and Virgin Money. She has led writing workshops within companies such as Zurich Life, the major insurance group, where she taught staff how to write for in-house newsletters and for brochures and marketing.

As a creative writing teacher she has taught many private groups at her farmhouse in South West  France. She has taught groups in Northern Ireland and Italy. In South Africa, her courses were offered at the University of Cape Town Summer School to groups of 20. Now based in the U.K. she offers one-on-one tuition in addition to her online courses.

Sharon has broadcast frequently on the radio and as an after dinner speaker in Hong Kong, the UK and South Africa. She was awarded the Evelyn Wrench Cultural Scholarship by the English Speaking Union of the U.S. where she lectured on the lives and cuisine of the Great Mughal Emperors of India.

Her fiction writing has been published in several anthologies. You can read some of her stories on her blog.