Showcase - The Literary Consultancy


The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working in association with Staple Magazine on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, both online and live at the Free Word Centre. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on this and showcase editor Wayne Burrows.

Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we have helped en route to commercial publication, or whose work a reader particularly championed.

We look forward to reading your feedback or comments on our Facebook group page.

Akeem Balogun

“After submitting my manuscript to TLC, which included In-between Curtains, the report I received from my reader, the author Ray Robinson, gave me not only constructive feedback that made me more aware of what I can do to improve my writing, but it was also encouraging. Encouragement isn’t something every writer needs, wants or is looking for, but it’s something that is immensely motivating when it’s received. The showcase you’re reading now is a result of that encouragement.”


“She watched with her hands holding onto her knees and her legs tightly closed. As the minutes passed her lips dried, and she started to feel uncomfortable in her chair, but she stayed seated despite only being able to see part of his toffee-coloured skin. She licked her lips and swallowed as she continued to watch. The figure beneath him made a gesture towards the window, and Tanika saw him stand up. She was about to move but realised how stiff she was from sitting for so long, and as he approached his window she saw him look at her.” Story from ‘Expressions’ – included in the showcase


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