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.

Alan Evans

“Certain words or thoughts were always in my mind while I was writing the book … balance … shape … structure … sequence … movement … action … contrast. I wanted the heavy shadow of the big old hospital to be always present, a world apart, a world on its own.  I wanted the reader to feel that all the people who appear at the start of the book have a past, that their lives started long before the book started.  They were not made just for a book.”

From the Introduction – included in the showcase


“She had been the centre of his life for many years but now she did not exist. At first he had been convinced that they were made for each other, that no other couple could be more compatible but finally they had seemed incompatible and extremely so. This semblance of complete compatibility at the beginning of a relationship and the semblance of total incompatibility during its decline were a riddle which he never understood and never expected to understand. He vaguely assumed that the paradox came somehow from willingness, from people willing to be compatible in the beginning, unwilling to be compatible at the end.”

Extract from ‘My Sweet Enemy‘ – included in the showcase


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