Julia Bell Joins TLC Literary Adventure
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
1w ago
TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2023 for a sunny tutored autumn writing retreat. Our tutor for the Autumn retreat will be author and creative writing lecturer Julia Bell. Julia joins an illustrious alumni of Literary Adventure tutors who include Romesh Gunesekera, Paul McVeigh, Yvonne Battle-Felton and Lesley Glaister. The beautiful venue is set within the mesmerising Alpujarras mountain range in Andalucia, Spain. TLC Literary Adventures offers an environment where inspiration and improvisation meet. We’d love for you to join us. The sitting room at Casa Ana At the T ..read more
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TLC Launches Untutored Literary Adventure
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
3w ago
Literary Adventure at the River Mill 18th-24th March 2023 We are delighted to be hosting our first untutored Literary Adventure writing retreat at the beautiful River Mill in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Unlike our tutored retreats, hosted in Spain with daily workshops, excursions, and premium dining, the untutored retreat offers you time to commit exclusively to your writing: nothing else.  Since 2009, the River Mill has offered writing retreats to individual writers and creative organisations. Each room has its own writing desk, and on our Adventure all meals are incl ..read more
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Transformations
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
3w ago
Many writers agree that whatever we write will only be finished once it is published. In my writing practice, I often find that a certain theme does not want to let me go. Yet, until I find the right form for it, it lingers in my memory and on my computer. Something that started as a film script has become a novel or something that started as a confessional personal essay ended up in poetic form. Good writing is re-writing and this can often happen across genres. The novelisation is a process that worked for me in this regard. I had a feature film script that I developed with Sundance. It was ..read more
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Keeping My Writing Current
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
2M ago
Motivation It’s easy to start writing. Finishing is tricky. I started writing fiction for teens because my experience was there after supporting literacy in schools. Doing research for a YA novella called ‘Get Over It, Adventures,’ Onwards & Upwards, 2009, gave me insight into writing for a purpose. Also, I wrote prose non-fiction to understand my own testing times of adapting to changes. There I felt safe having an authentic voice. Gaining instruction in the craft boosted confidence via Lancaster University, as were a few short story competition wins early on. Attending numerous classes f ..read more
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TLC x NaNoWriMo: 30% off for 30 First Drafts
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
2M ago
Have you been taking part in #NaNoWriMo this year, and want some feedback on your messy first draft, to take it to the next level? TLC is offering a 30% discount to the first 30 writers who send in their NaNoWriMo first drafts for our industry-recognised manuscript assessment service! What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new no ..read more
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TLC One of 990 Organisations Backed by Arts Council England 2023-26 
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
2M ago
Arts Council England backs art, culture, and creativity for more people in more places, across the country  Arts Council England NPO The Literary Consultancy has been awarded continued NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) funding for the period 2023-26, thanks to Arts Council England. In total, 990 organisations receive a share of £446 million of public funding, ensuring that more people in more places can find fantastic, fulfilling art and culture on their doorsteps.   A list of NPOs and IPSOs (Investment Principle Support Organisations) was revealed at 11am on 4th November. O ..read more
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Write Club Plus 2023 Programme
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
3M ago
Announcing the 2023 Write Club Plus Programme! Write Club Plus is our 12-month digital programme for writers of all disciplines, at any stage of their writing journey and from anywhere in the world. Our focus is on boosting your confidence and getting you writing regularly. Set your writing goals for the year, and watch your creative life flourish. We are delighted to confirm our programme lineup for 2023 which includes Masterclasses with Jo Unwin (literary agent, JULA), Hannah Chukwu (editorial director, Hachette), Philip Cowell (author, mindfulnes ..read more
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On Unfashionable Writing
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
3M ago
The writer’s path, as we know all too well, can be a lonely one. On occasion, it must be admitted, it weighs you down. One afternoon a few weeks ago, I was wondering what kind of home my writing could possibly find in the current literary scene (not to call it “market”, which sounds crass, though that’s in all truth what it is), and suddenly, as I waited for a bus near Cheapside and looked at the people around me—people briskly walking past me, coming in and out of shops, riding on buses, absorbed in their gadgets—the awful thought hit me that none of those persons would probably feel any inte ..read more
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TLC Christmas Vouchers for the Writer in your Life
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
3M ago
TLC Christmas gift vouchers are now available, redeemable at any value against manuscript assessment, mentoring (fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry and scripts) and our new Submission Package Report. A unique and inspiring gift for the serious writer in your life, offering them professional feedback on their creative project by a highly experienced editor. Some ideas: For the Short Story Writer: Gift a critical assessment of a short story by a short fiction specialist (up to 2,000 words, £100 inc. VAT) For the Budding Writer: Gift a critical assessment of the first 15,000&nb ..read more
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TLC Scholarship 2022 Winner Announced
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by The Literary Consultancy (Admin)
3M ago
The winner of the 2022 TLC Scholarship has been announced. We are excited to announce that Rae Leaver has been awarded the TLC Scholarship for 2022, which this year was open exclusively to submissions from disabled and chronically ill writers. Rae will receive free access to TLC’s Chapter and Verse (Premium) Mentoring Programme, with Chloe Timms as her TLC Mentor for the coming 12 months, working on her manuscript End Of. Rae’s winning novel End Of explores the complexity of female affection, the long-standing impact of disrupted childhood, and the dangers of building your own narrative when t ..read more
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