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    Posted by Emily Mitchell on 25 July 2023 at 16:32

    I am just starting out at Jericho Writers this week and am super excited! I would love to get to know more about this amazing community, so a couple of questions. What is your favourite thing about Jericho Writers and what is your favourite thing about writing?

    Also, definitely making the most of the perks of the job by attending tonight’s Live Pitch Review with Kate Harrison and Gyamfia Osei. Who else will I be seeing there?

    PS: I am a massive musicals fan, so yes – the caption is an intentional reference.

    Emily Mitchell replied 7 months, 1 week ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Katie Day

    Administrator
    25 July 2023 at 16:48

    Hi Emily!

    My fave thing is probably our events too – I’m also super excited about First 500 and reading entries!

    Katie x

    • Emily Mitchell

      Administrator
      25 July 2023 at 16:57

      Hi Katie, me too! Always love discovering new work and 500 words is just enough to hook me & leave me wanting so much more.

  • Imogen Love

    Moderator
    25 July 2023 at 16:55

    Hi Emily!

    I love getting to hear about the range of writing projects that our members and course students are working on, and helping them out in any way I can along the way. It’s also brilliant when we get to read everyone’s work during events like First 500.

    My favourite thing about writing is those rare moments when you’re in a complete flow state and the story runs away with you, or when you finally find a perfect word or phrase that you’ve been thinking about for days. Those are the dream moments that make the writing block worth it! ­čÖé

    • Emily Mitchell

      Administrator
      25 July 2023 at 16:58

      Hi Imogen, that’s something that really excites me as well! Those moments in writing are fantastic; I also find them in my reviewing capacity and it’s one of the best feelings.

  • Stephanie Vendryes

    Administrator
    26 July 2023 at 08:09

    Hi Emily! What I love with working for Jericho Writers is the chance, every day, to work with so many different writers, and to see them improve their book and their writing. Always an onward journey!

    • Emily Mitchell

      Administrator
      26 July 2023 at 15:45

      Hi Stephanie, it is a really fun and varied job! Getting to support writers and hear all about their amazing ideas is a definite perk.

  • Rose Blakeney

    Member
    26 July 2023 at 09:43

    Hello Emily

    My favourite things about Jericho Writers are the wide range of facilities it offers, including a free query letter review; also, of course, Townhouse, where you can rely on fellow members to give you at least one answer to your query or opinion (often many), offering constructive help. I’m looking forward to taking part in the Creativity For Writers course (in conjunction with the Professional Writing Academy) starting on 30th October.

    As for what I like about writing, my favourite thing is finishing the first draft (although I haven’t done that for quite a while). The worst is over then and all I have to do is give it plenty of polish!

    • Emily Mitchell

      Administrator
      26 July 2023 at 15:47

      Hi Rose, I definitely agree! The amount of resources available is incredible. Just yesterday, I found a Masterclass with one of my all time favourite authors and was so impressed. The Creativity For Writers course sounds fantastic and I would love to hear how you find it.

      That feeling of finishing a first draft is like no other; the satisfaction is immense.