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.

Jane Liffen

“I pushed The Slipper Chapel as far as I could before submitting to TLC for a manuscript assessment in 2015 and was delighted when TLC reader Anna South recommended it for consideration as a quality manuscript, subject to amendments. Anna suggested stylistic changes to the opening that helped improve it and Aki Schilz provided insight with regards to restructuring the beginning of the novel to aid clarity and flow. It has been so useful to have input from industry professionals and the report was invaluable in terms of identifying strengths and weaknesses.” From the Introduction


“I go to fetch more water but I am thinking about the picture. In the black and white photograph, Auntie Pat’s lips are the same shade as the toffee apples. She must have worn the reddest of lipsticks. She is as pretty as any of the ladies in swimming costumes on Miss World. I keep the snapshot of her frozen in my memory like ice-cream in a freezer; to be dipped into as a special treat.” Extract from ‘The Slipper Chapel’ – included in the showcase


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