Varuna's focus is on the long-term professional development of the writer's craft, skill and voice, and on helping the writer to discover the heart of their manuscript.

Our Writer Development Consultation services give writers the opportunity to receive feedback from experienced industry professionals.  Varuna Consultants help you identify where you are up to with your creative project, and provide support and advice on further manuscript development and in some cases, publishing pathways.

Our consultation services are different from the services many other organisations offer. We encourage you to discuss your project with us, and we help you choose the consultant who will best support your work. Varuna’s consultants are of national standing and have different areas of expertise, including poetry, literary fiction, children’s books, young adult writing and screenplays.

We offer Manuscript Appraisals and Mentoring, both on-site at Varuna and via Skype or phone.