Courses offered by Paul Mills include:
- From concept to content: clarifying ideas through illustration and evidence
- Developing well-structured sentences and paragraphs
- Narrative structures (in sentences, and when delivering information, arguments and conclusions)
- Argument and counter-argument: strengthening your approach
- Reading as a writer (discovering good writing strategies from successful published writing)
- A self-reflective journal: recording and reflecting on your professional experience
Paul has written two books on writing skills published by Routledge: Writing In Action and The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook. He has penned five collections of poetry for Carcanet Press and Smith Doorstop, who also published his recent pamphlet ‘You Should’ve Seen Us’ written to accompany edited films from the Yorkshire Film Archive. His essays and reviews have also appeared in The North, Poetry Review and PN Review. Two of his plays have been performed at the National Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. He was Arts Council Writer In Residence at Manchester University and Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, and was Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University.
From 2012–15 Paul was RLF Fellow at York University where he advised on writing at all levels, including doctoral students and members of staff in a wide range of disciplines. More recently he has run workshops at York for MA English Literature students writing dissertations, and is keen to work with Medical and Health Studies students on keeping self-reflective journals.
Paul’s workshops help students and staff to write with clarity and impact, engaging powerfully with the reader.