I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the zoom workshop on The Art of Writing Award Winning Short Stories with a bursary place. I would also like to thank Susannah for the invaluable feedback she gave me regarding my short story writing. For many years, I have faced a lot of hostility from academic institutions for writing in the fantasy genre, so for the like of Susannah, an Oxford academic, to give me such positive feedback has been a brilliant boost of confidence to begin my journey in not only writing novels in the fantasy genre but short stories as well.
Thank you so much for Saturday. It was an inspiring day, especially the evening, and the timing was perfect for me as I get back into writing after my summer break. I felt very lucky to be in the company of so many talented writers, and I thought you did a fabulous job hosting the event, animating the session with Joanna, and of course the session after supper when we all pitched our ideas. Well done. I thought it was terrific.
Editor: Tess O’Bamber
Tess has been responsive, encouraging and insightful. I’ve gone from feeling worried and knowing nothing to having my mind put at ease with invaluable feedback that I know will help make my book a better read. I couldn’t recommend her services enough.