Emma Norry

Emma Norry

“Over twenty years I felt I had been writing 'into a void'. Embarking on the perilous journey of 'The First Novel', having previously written only short stories, was a daunting process [...] but having an experienced writer validate my work gave me the encouragement to persevere. It was life affirming to read Ben's comments regarding the aspects he thought were strong, and a challenge to tackle the areas he felt I could improve upon.”

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““Sorry! Sorry – am I late?”

The clock on the wall wobbles because the door’s flung open so hard. A girl stands in the doorway and I’m a cartoon figure, eyes on stalks. The veins in my neck bulge, ready to explode. And breathe hisses a tinny voice inside me. I’m going to fall off my chair, I’m going to fall off my chair, I’m going to… oh my god. OH MY GOD.”

Extract from ‘There Will Always Be Others’ – included in the showcase

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