The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, initially in association with Staple Magazine. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on the inception of the Showcase and please see below for where it is now.

Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we believe deserves a platform, whether simply because our readers felt it worth championing, or whether we have helped the writer on to commercial publication.

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Lynne Hudson

I knew something about the story wasn’t quite right but I couldn’t put my finger on it. The assessment I received from TLC pointed out flaws in my writing. Sometimes the recommendations they made were hard to accept; such as removing a third of the narrative (how on earth am I going to do that? There’s only five hundred words in the entire manuscript!) But then, having mulled over their suggestions for a few weeks I went ahead and made the changes and, blow me down, what a difference, now I had a story good enough to present to a publisher.


Hello, my name is Scruffy, and I’ve lost my blanket. Where can it be? It’s snuggly and warm and smells just like me. I know, I’ll sniff it out! Extract from ‘Sniff’ – included in the showcase


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