How to Finish A Novel
The Literary Consultancy
by The Literary Consultancy
2w ago
How to Finish a Novel (or any writing project) Here are our Top Ten Tips for how to finish a novel (or any writing project). 1. Hone in It’s always easier to start something new, than to persist with something ongoing. Try to focus on your Active projects, and be honest with yourself about which projects are Dormant (not for now) and which you might need to let go of completely (a hard but sometimes necessary, even liberating choice). This leaves you with more headspace to focus on pushing forwards with one project, and exponentially increases your chances of finishing it. 2. Understand the pr ..read more
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TLC Pen Factor Winner & Mentee Johnny Gaunt Secures Agent
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by The Literary Consultancy
3w ago
We’re delighted for 2022 TLC Pen Factor Competition Winner Johnny Gaunt, who has secured agent representation for his debut literary horror novel OFFCUMDEN, with Liv Maidment at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. After wowing the judges at the competition two years ago, Johnny got to work on further developing the manuscript, undertaking Mentoring with TLC Mentor Ray Robinson, and having a final manuscript assessment with Tom Witcomb. We’ve loved working with Johnny and are excited to see how his writing career progresses. Offcumden is set in South Yorkshire in 1984 and follows 13-year-old Chr ..read more
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How to Build a Writing Community
The Literary Consultancy
by The Literary Consultancy
1M ago
How to build a writing community What is a writing community, and how do you go about building one? When we welcome writers into our online platform, Being A Writer, we ask them what they are looking for, what motivates them, what the barriers are, and we also get a temperature check on where they are in their creative journey, whether they are complete beginners or well-published veterans. Across all career stages, forms and disciplines of writing, ‘a sense of community’ consistently features in the top three things writers tell us they are looking for. This is alongside practical tips about ..read more
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TLC Permanently Appoints Aibangbee
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by The Literary Consultancy
2M ago
Following an initial 12-month fixed term contract, The Literary Consultancy is delighted to be appointing Cairo Aibangbee as a permanent member of its core staff team. Aibangbee will remain part-time, and begins her role as Programmes and Marketing Officer on 2nd April. Since her original appointment in March 2023 as Programmes and Marketing Assistant, Aibangbee has taken up the reins delivering on TLC’s existing Marketing and Communications strategies. Having familiarised herself with TLC’s current strategies and branding, her creative approach to social media led to a wide-ranging campaign f ..read more
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How to Write the Perfect Pitch Letter
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by The Literary Consultancy
2M ago
Submit to a literary agent with confidence and style, using TLC’s top tips on how to write the perfect pitch letter Over the years at TLC, we’ve worked with thousands of writers through our editorial services, and a significant percentage of those writers have one goal in mind: getting published. Whilst of course this isn’t the only measure of success for a writer, if it’s something you want to achieve then you’ll need to get strategic about how to get there. One of the first steps on the road to getting published is often the pitch letter: to a literary agent, or perhaps directly to a small o ..read more
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International Women’s Day 2024: Flash Sale
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by The Literary Consultancy
3M ago
According to the Office for National Statistics, the average gender pay gap across all UK employees is 14.3%. In recognition of this, in the week of International Women’s Day (8th-15th March 2024), we are offering all women writers 14.3% off TLC services. Manuscript Assessment 14.3% off manuscript assessment, our core editorial service that matches you with an editor who reads in your field and delivers a bespoke report to help you develop your writing (we accept: fiction/ non-fiction/ short stories/ poetry/ scripts). Read more about this service here. Book Now Developmental Editing 14.3% off ..read more
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Self Editing Course Enrolment Open Now
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by The Literary Consultancy
4M ago
Take your writing to the next level with TLC  TLC is delighted to announce the return of our two self-editing courses, developed in partnership with expert tutors. Starting in April, these courses are for writers who have a work in progress or completed manuscript and are working on either a novel, or a piece of full length creative non fiction. Self Editing: Fiction with Jon Barton begins April 17th.  Self Editing: Non Fiction with Xanthi Barker begins April 30th.   “The TLC Self Editing course was so very useful. Jon was brilliant. The content and delivery has really giv ..read more
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How to Improve your Writing Skills and Transform your Creative Practice in 2024
The Literary Consultancy
by The Literary Consultancy
5M ago
“Creativity is something you are, not only something you do.” Rick Rubin, founder of Def Jam Records The Creative Act: A Way of Being (Penguin Press: New York, 2023) Showing up on the page: for your writing, and for yourself Over the years of sustaining a creative writing practice myself while mentoring and coaching writers, I’ve come to a similar conclusion: namely, how we are in the world is how we show up on the page. But what does that mean in practical terms? Is it possible to learn how to improve your writing skills, not just to sustain but to transform your entire creative practice ..read more
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Creativity 150
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by The Literary Consultancy
5M ago
Our biggest giveaway, in partnership with Roger Robinson Do you want to feel happier, healthier, and more creative? Join the writing community with a difference and watch your writing take flight. Your wellbeing as a writer is at the heart of everything we programme, and your needs are the building blocks of our platform. You, the writers, are our co-creators. Welcome to Being A Writer, TLC’s membership platform for writers at all levels of development, from beginner to well-published.   This month, we have teamed up with poet and creative writing tutor Roger Robinson, who is on a mission ..read more
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Write Club Plus Amplify Former Member tickets
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by The Literary Consultancy
5M ago
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