Are you a writer? Are you looking for advice on how to write a synopsis? How to format a manuscript before submission? How to deal with feedback? Here at TLC we have been working with writers for over 25 years. We have created a set of completely free resources for writers to support your writing life, addressing some of the key topics, questions and challenges. If you enjoy them, do let us know by tagging us on social media (just search ‘The Literary Consultancy’) or by dropping us an email. We’d love to hear from you!
How to Write a Synopsis
TLC Director Aki Schilz guides you through how to write a synopsis.
How to Pitch to a Literary Agent
Learn how to pitch your book to a literary agent, with this handy guide.
How to Format a Manuscript
Struggling with formatting, indents, speech marks, or paragraphs? This useful template will show you how to format your manuscript.
How to Give and Receive Feedback
This resource, on setting up a writing group, is in two parts. The first part focusses on how to set up a writing group. The second focusses on how to give and receive (peer) feedback.
How to Write when Life Gets in the Way
Writing can be isolating even in good times, and in times of high stress it’s important
to remember to take care of yourself as well as you can. This guide has helpful resources and advice to help you keep going.
How to Edit Your Own Writing
TLC’s Top Ten Tips on self-editing your own writing.
How to Improve Your Writing
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a new writer, or more confident about editing your work, there are always small things you can do to improve your writing.
In this post, we share 42 pieces of advice from the TLC Team and our guest authors, which explore different aspects of writing craft.
Other Free Things from TLC
Is There Anybody Reading Me? TLC’s Founding Principles
A free ebook of TLC Founder Rebecca Swift’s psychoanalytic exploration of the relationships between those who write, and those working in the publishing industry.
Funding for UK Writers: Links and Webinar Video
Some organisations that can support you with funding for your writing.
Why I Write: A Short Film Series by TLC
The Literary Consultancy presents four specially commissioned short films featuring some of the UK’s most exciting writers, telling their story of how they became writers; and how you can too.
Kit de Waal
Ashley Hickson Lovence
In 2016, TLC’s 20th anniversary year, we launched a blog as a space for thoughtful, non-promotional pieces on all things writing, editing and publishing. The TLC Blog is split into three key areas: Personal blogs, Writing Craft blogs, and Publishing Industry blogs. We have an extensive archive of over five years of monthly insights from writers, publishers and friends of TLC