Ruby Cowling

Ruby Cowling

“I fell in with The Literary Consultancy this autumn, as a participant in the Literary Adventure. Writing is solitary, and though actively seeking "writer friends" can be hazardous I booked this working holiday as an antidote to the creeping lonely-writer-madness, as well as hoping for a productivity boost.”

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“Behind these fences are big houses; the houses of plump-skinned people who soften their problems by bathing them in money. You are half the height of their garden gates. A light clicks on as you pass, and someone calls to a pet before closing a heavy door. It’s not so cold tonight. You breathe in, note the freshness here: the air within the air. You could have this. You should have this, living as you have done in a world of no.” Extract from ‘Is In the Air’ – included in the showcase

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