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10 November 2020

Presented by:
The Literary Consultancy


A literary advice column from TLC.

Calling all writers! Are you struggling to get through that dreaded 2020 writer’s block? Wondering how you find the right editor? Or are you just curious to gain an inside view on post-pandemic publishing trends?

The Literary Consultancy are here to answer your burning questions, dispensing both hard literary advice and caring career tips. Submit your questions on anything writing, editing or publishing related by emailing in here or use the hashtag #ToughLovingCare on Twitter. 

Responses from the TLC team will be published online including priceless insights from professional reader Angela Clarke who will be sharing her wisdom via video.

10 November 2020

The Literary Consultancy


The Literary Consultancy

The Literary Consultancy is the UK’s first and leading writing consultancy, offering editorial advice since 1996. Its aim is to provide honest, professional editorial feedback to writers to give them a better sense of whether and where their work might fit into the ever-changing market. TLC and its team of world-class professional readers work with writers writing in English at all levels, across all genres. It runs a popular 12-month mentoring programme, Chapter and Verse, which supports writers to completion of a book project, as well a suite of creative and practical events, and a yearly writing retreat, Literary Adventures.

Angela Clarke

Author, Playwright and Broadcaster

Angela is an author, playwright, columnist, screenwriter and broadcaster specialising in narrative non-fiction, memoir, crime/thrillers, observational humour and opinion pieces. Her debut crime thriller Follow Me (Avon) was named Amazon’s Rising Star Debut of the Month January 2016. Follow Me has been short listed for the Good Reader Page Turner Award 2016, and long listed for the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger in the Library 2016. The second instalment in the Social Media Murder Series, Watch Me (Avon), is out November 2016. Angela’s memoir Confessions of a Fashionista (Ebury) is an Amazon Fashion Chart bestseller. Her play, The Legacy, enjoyed it’s first run at The Hope Theatre in June 2015. In 2015 Angela was awarded the Young Stationers’ Prize for achievement and promise in writing and publishing. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman’s Hour, on stage at Camp Bestival, and given talks and workshops at numerous book events. She has designed and delivered lectures to MA students, and workshops to GCSE pupils and loves being a reader for TLC.