The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working in association with Staple Magazine on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, both online and live at the Free Word Centre. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on this and showcase editor Wayne Burrows.

Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we have helped en route to commercial publication, or whose work a reader particularly championed.

We look forward to reading your feedback or comments on our Facebook group page.

David Turner

“It is difficult to make an objective assessment about one’s own work. You can think it is good but you never really know. TLC received my work and after careful consideration gave me helpful advice. I was invited to have an extract of my story showcased, which for me is an honour and very encouraging.”


“I marvelled at the vastness and flatness and emptiness of the parched red desert floor, the huge void of silence, suspended primordial time; the east–west highway that ran straight for hundreds of miles with only a single diner and petrol station; road signs with names of towns hundreds of miles away; the red dirt roads that cut their way north past tall grain stores, abandoned mills and sheep and cattle stations, the wake of billowing red dust we left behind; sunsets aflame in the western sky, and then at night the extravagance of scintillating diamonds that seemed like pin pricks into the light of the Universe. ” Extract from ‘A Song’ – included in the showcase


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