Welcome to the TLC News page, where we will be uploading stories about our clients, our readers, our mentors, and news about TLC events, as well as coverage in the media and updates on work we are doing across a broad range of areas, from appearances at literary festivals to exciting collaborations with other organisations. TLC is proud of the achievements of our clients, many of whom go on to find publication, either traditionally or in new digital or independent environments. You can find out about them here, and read more in our Success Stories page. You can also sign up to our newsletter for monthly updates on what we are up to, as well as any special offers we may be running.

How I Wrote My Novel Using Index Cards

November 01, 2019 | Blog
As a writer, I began as a 'pantser'. If the term isn't familiar, its simply (and somewhat hilariously) refers to…

TLC Launches Editing Skills Training Scheme with PTC

October 31, 2019 | Other News
Training and Events Offer Launches for Aspiring Editors The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has announced a new scheme in association with…

TLC Launches New Programme for Writers

October 21, 2019 | Other News
‘Being A Writer’ focusses on writers’ creativity and resilience The Literary Consultancy (TLC) has announced a new programme of support…

How to Write a Synopsis

October 08, 2019 | Other News
Top Tips from TLC Director Aki Schilz Generally, writers tend to find synopses challenging. It’s incredibly difficult when you’ve lived,…

TLC Mentee Becomes Amazon Bestseller

October 03, 2019 | Other News
We're always excited to hear back from former TLC clients who go on to find success with their writing, whether…

Whose Voice is it Anyway?

October 01, 2019 | Blog
Finding a voice People talk a lot about finding your own voice when writing fiction, and I've heard people who…

TLC Publishes Anthology Showcasing the Work of Marginalised Writers

September 06, 2019 | Other News
Last night, AM Heath Literary Agents and TLC celebrated the publication of the first Free Reads Anthology at a launch…

Writing about not writing…

September 01, 2019 | Blog
At the age of 48, I decided to take up writing. I had not spent my youth, twenties or even…

TLC Reader Vicky Grut shortlisted for Edge Hill Short Story Prize

August 12, 2019 | Other News
Long-time TLC Reader Vicky Grut has been shortlisted for the 2019 Edge Hill University Short Story Prize. Vicky's collection 'Live Show, Drink…

Why did it take me so long to tell other people I was writing a book?

August 01, 2019 | Blog, Other News
It took me a long time to tell people I was writing a novel. For over three years, I beavered…