Work in Progress
In December 2016, Julia Greengage, aspiring writer and resting actor, puts up a poster in her local library inviting people to join a new writers' group. The group will exchange constructive feedback and 'generally share in the pains and pleasures of this excruciating yet exhilarating endeavour we call 'Literature'.
Seven people, each in their own way a bit of a work in progress, heed the call.
There’s Keith, a mercenary sci-fi geek who can write 5,000 words before breakfast and would sell his mother for a book deal. Tom, a suburban lothario with an embarrassing secret. Peter, a conceptual artist whose main goal in life is to make everyone else feel uncomfortable. Alice, who’s been working on her opening sentence for over nine months. Jon, a faded muso with a UFO complex. Blue, whose doom-laden poems include ‘Electrocuted Angel in the Headlights of My Dead Lover’s Eye Sockets’ and the notorious ‘Kitten on a Fatberg’. And Mavinder, who sadly couldn’t make the first meeting. Or the second. But promises to come to the next one…
A novel-in-emails about seven eccentric writers, written by three quite odd ones, Work in Progress is a very British farce about loneliness, friendship and the ache of literary obscurity.
This book pays homage to the authors' entertaining experiences of their North London writers' group, and sits perfectly within the tradition of classic Great British satire.
Perfect for fans of:
- Brian Bilston- Diary of a Nobody
- Robin Cooper- The Timewaster Letters
- Sue Townsend- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
- Neil Forsyth- Delete This At Your Peril: The Bob Servant Emails
I am very proud present the cover of ‘Work in Progress’ (formerly known as ‘Kitten on a Fatberg’), which I wrote with @brotzel_fiction and Martin Jenkins, to be published by @unbounders. Cover design: Mark Ecob @mecobtweets. pic.twitter.com/82Hm2Lp5gD
I am very proud present the cover of ‘Work in Progress’ (formerly known as ‘Kitten on a Fatberg’), which I wrote with @brotzel_fiction and Martin Jenkins, to be published by @unbounders. Cover design: Mark Ecob @mecobtweets. pic.twitter.com/82Hm2Lp5gD— Alex Woolf (@RealAlexWoolf) February 3, 2021