TLC Online Writer’s Surgeries  

TLC Online Writer’s Surgeries  
11 May 2020 at 10:00 am
15 May 2020 at 04:00 pm
£160 (inc. VAT)

Online feedback sessions with a professional editor 

TLC is delighted to announce a limited number of online writers’ surgeries, giving you easy digital access to one-to-one feedback from an experienced TLC Reader. 

Use your Online Writer’s Surgery to… 

  • Brainstorm a new idea 
  • Troubleshoot a specific issue 
  • Get a perspective on one aspect of narrative craft 
  • Find new inspiration 
  • Get out of a writer’s block 
  • Stay motivated to keep writing.  

 Your TLC Online Writer’s Surgery includes…

  • One-hour Zoom meeting with a TLC Reader  
  • One additional hour’s reading time from your TLC Editor (submit up to 2,500 words of prose or 2-3 poems, plus a one-page synopsis or short summary of your writing project)  
  • A goal-setting worksheet to help you get the most out of your session  
  • A goal-setting template to use after your session to help you implement the feedback  
  • An audio recording of your session
  • A discount of 20% off TLC’s industry recognised manuscript assessment service for the writing project you discuss if submitted within 3 months of your session. A discount of 15% off if you submit the writing project you discuss within 6 months of your session. 

What you will need…

  • A stable internet connection  
  • A Zoom account (you can set one up for free here) 
  • A writing project.

How to apply…  

Please email TLC at with the subject header ‘Online Writer’s Surgery’, indicating your preferred time from the slots shown below. Slots are limited as we pilot this new TLC offer, and we expect them to fill quickly.  

Please attach: 

* A writing sample of up to 2,500 words of prose fiction or non-fiction (or 2-3 poems)
* A one-page maximum synopsis or summary

We will respond to your email with a confirmation of your timeslot, attaching for your reference the goal-setting worksheet which we ask you to please fill out and return to us. We will also provide a secure payment portal link in order to transfer the fee for the session, which is £160 (inclusive of VAT). Please note that your session is not confirmed until payment has been processed. 


Monday May 11th

10am-11am BOOKED
11am-12pm BOOKED

Wednesday May 13th

10am-11am BOOKED
11am-12pm BOOKED
3pm-4pm BOOKED

Friday May 15th 

10am-11am AVAILABLE
11am-12pm AVAILABLE
2pm-3pm BOOKED
3pm-4pm BOOKED

These TLC Online Writer’s Surgeries will be run by…

Tom Bromley (Commercial fiction, non-fiction, literary fiction) BIO

Vicky Grut (Short stories, literary fiction, memoir) BIO

Emma Pass (Young Adult, Middle Grade, historical, fantasy) BIO

Thalia Suzuma (Literary fiction, international fiction, commercial women’s fiction) BIO

Tom Vowler (Literary fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, memoir) BIO

Next Steps 

Once payment has been processed, TLC will set up the session for you, providing you with a secure login link and password. Please use the link to ‘log in’ at the allocated time. If you would like a 5-minute ‘test login’ with the TLC team on Zoom, we are happy to set that up for you so you can familiarise yourself with the set-up of an online meeting.  

Please note that it is your responsibility to submit your goal-setting sheet to TLC one week before the session, and to turn up at the allotted time. Sessions are fixed at a maximum one hour. No refunds will be provided for cancellations less than 7 business days in advance of your reserved timeslot, or for no-shows.  

Engaging in one-to-one feedback can be a hugely valuable exercise – it is the cornerstone on which TLC’s work with writers is based. Do make the most of it, and we wish you a fruitful and inspiring hour with your editor.