Nicola Masters

Nicola Masters

Writer

  • Location: Hayle, Cornwall
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a writer living in Cornwall. I am currently working on a novel, an early draft of which got me accepted into the selective-entry Curtis Brown Creative Novel Writing course. This finished in March 2020, and I have been thrilled to stay in touch with my course mates and to be able to continue workshopping our writing together.

Prior to this I wrote, produced, and directed a parody musical called The Miserables which was staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and went on to win an award for Best Comedy.

I have had material selected to be used in multiple series of Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and have also had work in Mslexia magazine.

In my 'real' life I work full time in ecommerce for a clothing retailer in Cornwall. I moved to Cornwall from London three years ago to chase the twin dreams of living near the sea and being able to afford things. However, since moving away from London I have become painfully aware of the lack of opportunities for those who do not live in big cities.

Work History

Trade Assistant - Seasalt Cornwall

Apr 2017 - Present

Community Manager - Wonderush

Aug 2015 - Apr 2017

Administrative Assistant - Wilmerhale

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015

HR Advisor - UBS

Mar 2013 - Mar 2014

Receptionist - West Herts College

Oct 2010 - Mar 2013

Front of House Assistant - Watford Palace Theatre

Nov 2006 - Mar 2013

Education

International Business Practice - Postgraduate Certificate - The Mountbatten Institute

Mar 2013 - Mar 2014

English and Drama - BA (Hons) - Goldsmiths College

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

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