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.

TLC Pen Factor Special

“The TLC Pen Factor Competition was a fantastic opportunity to test the package I plan to send to agents and gauge the potential for The Cossack to achieve that holy grail of publication. To be shortlisted was a great boost to confidence in and of itself. To win, and receive respected industry professionals’ endorsement of the book’s potential, was enormously gratifying, as were the very generous comments from other attendees at the event.” From the Introduction


“He’d check for signs of life in a moment. For now though, he just sat. As the floodwaters of adrenalin subsided, the familiar sense of wretchedness was once again exposed. His pain had carved a neat parabola through time. At first he had recognised only a sense of disquiet after every job. As the months and years passed, so disquiet had steepened into self-loathing and despair. But the levels of anguish he experienced weren’t sustainable, and as his subconscious took control and began to shut down his ability to feel, so the curve had flattened out and begun its descent. Soon he feared he would become nothing more than numb, dumb, flesh and bone, the unfeeling, unquestioning, efficient killer he had been recruited to be so long ago when he was too young and too stupid to know any better.” Extract from ‘The Cossack’ – included in the showcase


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