We all know the joys of writing — the rush of inspiration, the satisfaction of a well-turned phrase, the thrill of seeing our ideas unfold on paper (or screen). Yet, as delightful as this journey can be, there are also times when it feels like we're sailing in uncharted waters, especially when it comes to seeking genuine, meaningful feedback on our work.

At t2, we understand this struggle all too well. We know there are many among us are feeling a bit lost, particularly those who are still early in their writing journey and have yet to find their community. Perhaps, like us, you've pondered, "Whom can I trust to provide unbiased, on-point feedback?"

To help address this challenge and make this journey a bit less lonely and a lot more enjoyable, we've launched an exciting new initiative—the t2 Virtual Writing Coach Programme.

What is the Programme About? 📚

Our Virtual Writing Coach Programme is all about you - the creators, the authors, the poets, the storytellers of our community. Here’s what you get when you hop onboard:

  • Personalised feedback on your writing from an experienced, award-winning writer and poet
    • An environment to imbibe new writing techniques and styles

      Why Are We Doing This? 🤔

      We firmly believe that feedback serves as the steering wheel that guides a writer in their path to creative excellence. However, our programme is more than just a driving lesson:

      • It's about creating an environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing their work, irrespective of their style, genre, or experience level
        • It seeks to instill in everyone the practice of providing constructive feedback to their fellow writers, thereby contributing to our community's collective growth
          • It aims at rolling out a red carpet for diverse stories, where every voice matters and every story resonates

            What Kind of Feedback Can You Expect? 🧐

            Our philosophy for feedback is honesty wrapped in kindness. The feedback you'll receive is centered on enhancing your writing skills through constructive critique paired with genuine encouragement. We understand that sharing your work can feel vulnerable, which is why our focus is on creating a safe, respectful environment where you can grow with confidence.

            Meet Annie, our writing coach 👏

            Meet Annie, your award winning virtual writing coach.

            Annie Hayter was born in a paddling-pool beneath a waning moon, and they have been terrible at swimming ever since.

            They studied English at the University of Oxford, and won BBC PROMS Young Poet. A runner up for Times Young Poet of The Year, they came third in the Cúirt New Writing Prize for Poetry, and have been shortlisted for The White Review’s Poet’s Prize, Young People’s Laureate for London, Desperate Literature Prize, Bridport Prize, amongst others. They’ve published work in The Big Issue, the Rialto, MAGMA, The London Magazine, TimeOut, etc. They've performed across the UK, including at the Forward Prizes, Southbank Centre and on Radio 3. They’ve facilitated workshops with organisations like the National Youth Orchestra, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Prince's Teaching Institute, University of Kent, and the Barbican.

            Annie is familiar to Friends Who Write Season 2 participants as the facilitator of two writing workshops.

            How Can You Participate? 🚀

            If you’re looking forward to receiving feedback for your work, all you need to do is follow these steps:

            1. Post a piece of writing on any t2 Territory.
              1. We'll open a Live Prompt every week in t/FriendsWhoWrite. Comment "🟢 Open for feedback" with the link to your post under the prompt to participate.
                1. You'll receive a notification (by email or in app, depending on your settings) when Annie leaves your feedback as a comment.
                  1. Pass on the good karma by giving feedback to another writer in the same week!

                    To ensure quality and attention-to-detail, we have a weekly cap on the number of feedbacks we provide. Therefore, it operates on a first-come-first-served basis, so hurry up and submit your requests!

                    At the same tine, we firmly believe that the best advice often comes from walking the same path. Thus, we encourage you, our fellow writers, to also share constructive and encouraging feedback to your peers.

                    🎉 Happy writing,WanshuHead of Growth, t2.world