During my MA in creative writing I completed a module on Prose Fiction with the marvellous author and tutor Umi Sinha.
After completing the module, I was delighted to be approached and asked if my novel, The Travelling Philanthropist, and the associated reflective commentary* could feature in the student literary creative journal, brightONLINE.
* My work features under my married name of Rumens.
This first chapter encompasses elements of thriller and sci-fi genres, as the protagonist is transported to 18th century London in the search for a missing child. Rumen’s considered commentary draws influence from various theoretical approaches learnt during her Creative MA module, and details the feedback, and ongoing craftsmanship involved in writing prose fiction
My novel has undergone a few changes since I wrote this opening chapter, but I’m delighted to report it is now complete and currently being edited. It should be ready for publication by the end of the year.