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.

Rhiannon Lewis

“The novel would not be what it is now without the help of [TLC editors] Karl French and Michael Langan. Karl read an early draft and his response made me realize that writing a novel was not beyond my capabilities. Reading his report was honestly one of the best moments of my life. Even though there was still work to do, he made me believe that I was not mad to think I could write an entire novel. The second reading by Michael Langan forced me to ask uncomfortable questions about aspects of the story that I thought were fixed. Going back to the book at that stage was very hard, but ultimately worth it. I still refer to both reports when I need words of wisdom and moral support.” From the Introduction


“William was called away by one of the crew before he could respond. For a moment, Davy stayed at the rail watching the shadow of the Esmeralda turn in the dark waters of the harbour. She was readying herself like a great white shark, lining herself up, making her calculations, sizing up her kill. Dawn would come soon; they would see their opponent all too clearly. The sky cleared briefly overhead. A star shone out between the clouds, and as Davy’s gaze returned to the pursuing warship he thought he saw her bare her teeth.” Extract from ‘No Little Fame’ – included in the showcase


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