One of our short-story authors, Dr Emma Briant, talks about her journey. 🙂 Very sweetly written. I’m sure many of us authors feel like this, often… but how many of us have the tenacity to persist until success can’t escape any longer?

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Emma Briant is a gifted writer whose work is rapidly gaining the respect it deserves in the worlds of academic and creative writing.  Read on for her tale of a magical month where her hard work pays off – and her words of advice for new and aspiring writers.  I’m delighted to call her my friend, and to have her guest on my blog today.

Dr Emma Briant

I have always been a writer of very little confidence. A cliché I know. Maybe you’re the same. But November was a turning point for me, so I want to tell you about my month.

Now, I’m not a shy person, I’ve done lots of presentations for my research work in the past, I’ve even done a talk in a hangar at the British Defence Academy with rows of tanks and artillery pointed in my direction. I’ve presented in front of NATO and very scary-looking Generals and…

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