I’m Jessica I’m a recent graduate of
Canterbury Christ Church University and I’ve just finished my MA in Creative
Writing. One of the most valuable parts of the course was the one-to-one support
I had from my personal tutor throughout the whole process. She gave me so
much advice and support and I think it’s down to her that I had the confidence to
actually make my submission and then go and to get my book deal.
My favorite module on the MA was one of the residential weekends and it’s the
Craft of Writing 2. It was about two-thirds of the way in and it
completely revolutionized how I saw storytelling. Towards the end of the
course we did a module called professional practice which dealt with
how to submit to agents and all about the publishing process. As a result of
doing this course I decided to be brave and send my work to an agent. I
then was lucky enough to get an agent who then got me a two-book deal with
HarperCollins HQ who are publishing my first book in May 2020 and it’s called
The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside.