About Spilling the Ink


Hello!  I’m Melissa Fu and I created Spilling the Ink because I wanted to bring together my loves of writing, teaching, and community.

Initially, I put up posters on trees and telephone poles around my village inviting people to join me in a Writing Circle at a local village hall. It was wonderful to see these groups of writers come together from all walks of life. We grew a community around laughter, coffee, writing, and sharing.

Leading these initial Writing Circles was so rewarding that in 2016, I expanded Spilling the Ink to include online programmes and individual coaching in addition to local courses.


About Me

I grew up in the southern Rockies, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I've lived on both the US coasts, in the Midwest, and in Texas. Currently, I live in Cambridgeshire, UK.

My literary agent is Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander Associates.

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 Writing circles

A Writing Circle is a small group of writers who meet to write, read, and respond. Whether in person or online, we nurture a community through creating and listening.

My Writing

My writing has been published in various journals and anthologies including Bare Fiction, International Literature Showcase, and the Lonely Crowd. In 2018-2019, I was delighted to be the David T K Wong Fellow at the University of East Anglia.

ABOUT YOU and the other Writers at Spilling the INk

And what about you? Who are the writers that make Spilling the Ink live and breathe? Who comes to the writing table?

These were some of the biggest questions in my mind when I started out. It turns out that people from all walks of life come forward when invited to build a community around writing, listening, and growing. Click on the buttons below to find out more about them and what they have to say about Spilling the Ink.