Rebecca Johnson on ‘how I became a novelist.’

Rebecca joined TSFG in 2017 and although she has since moved to Spain, she remains a remote member (via Zoom). In her blog she writes about her struggle with illness and her first steps with novel writing.

‘As well as a source of invaluable creative feedback and publishing advice from fellow writers, Tindal Street helped me take my first shaky steps out into the world again, and returned a sense of belonging and purpose to my reclusive days laid up at home feeling ostracised from society. It allowed me to think of myself as a novelist, instead of as a sick person. I started taking care of my appearance again, and even made it out to the pub on one occasion! The group was an important part of my rehabilitation process and I owe it so very much.’

Read it in full here.


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