Katie B (B.A Illustration & workshop, 2017)
Thanks for helping out and providing lunch! It was amazingly helpful! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!
Jo R (8-week Course & Workshop 2017)
Christyan is full of knowledge and enthusiasm for illustration and writing for children and is keen to nurture new talent into this often quite daunting world of publishing. His course is brilliant and is an essential for any aspiring children's author! I also am a big fan of his colourful crazy shirts
Esther C (2 x workshops, 2016)
I just wanted to say than you for your time yesterday, it was really useful and I feel ready to dive into making this book work and to greet the invention of my character with enthusiasm. The info sheets and the additional info and constraints of things like word count will no doubt help. Thanks you and we will be in touch :)
Laura N (Workshop 2015)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today - I've come away buzzing with ideas and information, your feedback was immensely valuable. I'm really excited about this new direction in my work. I'll develop some more ideas and writing and contact you again to arrange feedback.
Sam & Roy N (Workshop 2015)
Since Sam and I came to visit I have really enjoyed attacking the book – your advice has made the process so much more do-able. Thank you!
Jackie C (8-Week Course, Spring 2015 term)
Thank you for your excellent course! I now have an agent's appointment at the Book Fair. Eeek!
Elexa A (8-Week Course, Autumn 2014 term)
Thank you once again for a really great course jam packed with such useful information. Much obliged to you.
Nicky T (8-Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
Thank you so much for your guidance and inspiration – your shirts are a great memory of mornings in Landmark Teddington.
Jacqui A (8-Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
Thank you both for all the fun, advice, inspiration and biccies!
Louise A (8-Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
I wanted to say thanks to you both for the class, I found the whole process so interesting and it’s certainly sparked some more ideas for me to think about.
Romany W-R (8-Week Course, Summer 2013 term)
You may think this daft.... I'd like to do the whole course again next time it runs at the Landmark. Can I?
PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR
Rosie R (Workshop 2014)
It was good to meet you and Diane last week. I've revised the story now and my character attempts. I found it really helpful and I think it's really helped me to get a different approach. I'll let you know how they get on!
Eleanor S (8-Week Course, 2013 term)
Thank you for all your help and sense of humour :-) Will keep in touch.
Caroline O (8-Week Course 2014 & Workshop 2015)
It's amazing the amount you pack into your children's book course for the small amount you charge. I've always said it's great value for money.
David N (Workshop May 2015)
I just wanted to say it was a very useful day. I hope to send a revised version of my first book through sometime in the next few weeks. Oh, and my second book now exists in draft. I even started the illustrations on the train today. p.s. nice soup
Fiona G (Workshop 2015)
Thank you very much indeed for such an informative session with you today. It was super to meet you and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about all the possibilities on an Apple Mac. Please convey my thanks to Diane for a delicious lunch. I will keep in touch!
Linda H (8-Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
I really thought your course was brilliant. Very richly packed with valuable advice and insight. A huge thank you for all the handouts and practical know how and wisdom we received about an industry which most of us know nothing about but that we need to make our way in if we're to succeed.
Sonja S (8-Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
Many, many thanks. I’m hopeful of great outcomes.
Rosemary A (8-Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
Before the course ends, can I thank you both for your input! I have really appreciated your honest and helpful advice, Christyan, and shall miss it when the course ends!
As well as that, I am grateful to have a set of comprehensive hand outs to refer to afterwards!
(I have also enjoyed listening to and watching the information / demonstrations on illustrating - even though I am not going to pursue this angle.)
As a teacher myself, I know that it is helpful to get feedback and so THANK YOU BOTH AGAIN.
Angie A (Workshop 2012)
Just wanted to touch base and thank you both so much for an incredibly inspiring day spent with you. My story has been put in the 'top drawer', and I plan to start getting professional, plotting and re-writing with a good will and a fresh eye soon. You have given me so much to draw on. Now it is merely a matter of finding the time and space to tweak and play.
Rosie B (Workshop June 2015)
I had a fantastic day, it's really helped me to focus now. I'm quite excited to see where this goes - I can see exactly what I need to work on now. Thank you again, you’ve been extremely helpful.
Emma L (8-Week Course, Spring 2015 term)
Thank you so much for all your help. I really enjoyed the class and feel inspired to write again. If I ever get published I’ll be sure to send you a copy!
Liz J and Peter B (Workshop 2015)
Just to say thank you so much for today, we really enjoyed it and found the whole day stimulating (which at the end of a long and busy school term is impressive!). The things you said were so useful, particularly the editorial guidance on our first book.
We are also keen to pursue the idea we developed for a second book now, so thank you for that too. Hopefully we can organise another half-day with you soon to do some follow-up work.
Just a quick footnote, I've written most of the second book now thanks to you. It was v fun to write and I tried to keep in mind visuals and also a sort of double ending. All down to your inspiration so big thank you!
Jo B (8 Week Course, Autumn 2013 term)
Thank you so much – the course was really inspiring and FUN!
Rosie O (10 Week Course, Spring 2013 term)
Just a non-literary line to say thanks very much for a highly informative course. I learnt more in 10 weeks with you than in 10 years previously! Can't believe the course went so quickly. Thanks for all the teas and biscuits!
PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR
Zehra H (Workshop 2013)
Thank you for a very inspiring day today. It has certainly focussed me and now I HAVE A PLAN! So thank you. I will keep you updated.
Sandy H (10 Week Course, Spring 2013 term)
The course exceeded all my expectations and I found it really enjoyable and inspirational. You were both great fun to work with and I thought you were very generous with your information, thoughts and ideas. I look forward to catching up with you both soon for a workshop session.
PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR
Philippa (10-Week Course, 2013 term & Workshop) Christyan and Diane Fox run a brilliant Writing for Children course which I recently attended. As well as expert creative advice on writing, they gave an extremely useful comprehensive overview on the children's books market today as well as general advice on getting published. They are very talented and have published many books themsleves. They gave everyone on the course individual advice on how to take your work forwards. It was a joy to attend.