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Joanna W

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Hmm. This is a bit like writing an online dating profile, but with less likelihood of a snog at the end of it.

I've been writing for about 30 years and managed to produce one (short) novel, so my productivity is not that high, but I am hopeful of improving it. If you look at my profile picture and comment that the above can't possibly be true since I only look 29, I will almost certainly put you on my bookshelf.

I'd describe my writing as contemporary literary fiction, but am willing to be corrected by people more intelligent than I am.

Look forward to reading and being read, and welcome all critique, positive or otherwise!

favourite books

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
The World According to Garp, John Irving
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusack
The Time Traveller's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

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Joanna Williams

Teacher, lover.
Abuser, protector.
Adultery, destiny.
Which version of the story will you believe?


She was 14, he was 37. Fiona chewed gum, wore too much black eyeliner and got drunk with her friends at weekends. She also got great grades and wrote stories and scripts that couldn’t fail to catch the attention of her English teacher. A schoolgirl crush on the enigmatic Mr. Morgan developed into an intense relationship. He made her feel special; made her believe she could transcend her background and achieve extraordinary things.

She might have been young, but she knew what she was doing. She was in control.

She’s 30. She’s married, but not settled. Life hasn’t turned out quite how she’d hoped and she’s never stopped thinking about Mr. Morgan. He’s in his 50s when he reappears, still seeming to promise something above the humdrum.

As Fiona is drawn steadily away from her own life and deeper into Morgan’s, she thinks she’s found what’s been missing all these years. But as conflicting memories and damning allegations start to surface, she is forced to consider: where does the control really lie? Whose version of the past will she accept and what does this mean for her future?


 

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mdws77 wrote 546 days ago

Welcome to the site. If you want to get a user ranking (TSR) the quic....

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AuroraNemesis wrote 805 days ago

I would be very grateful if you could find the time to check my book ....

j.l. wood-miller wrote 876 days ago

Hello Ms. Williams, Literary fiction pushed to its limits in a str....

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I wrote 1192 days ago

Thank you Sandy, I'm glad you enjoyed it and pleased you picked up on the moral ambiguity..I want to make people think... Appreciate the support. Keep in touch view book

I wrote 1192 days ago

Thank you Liz :-) view book

I wrote 1252 days ago

Hi JD Superbly written, compelling stuff. At first I was a little put off by all the sex - it's extremely well presented, it was just the immediacy of it all happening so soon - but as I read on I understood the role it plays in terms of the relationship between James and Sal, which is subtly drawn... view book

I wrote 1260 days ago

Thanks Naomi - there are several flashbacks later in the ms (see ch 3, ch 6 and others) - but I do think Dave (and other characters) can be developed further and hopefully that will help me add some 'meat'! Appreciate the comments and glad the pov worked for you. J view book

I wrote 1266 days ago

Thanks everyone for your comments. Gefordson - I agree that the character of Dave is a bit under-developed, he's more of a 'function' than a fully rounded character and I'm working on that. I suppose the claustrophobia you mention is deliberate, but I appreciate that might make the book difficult ... view book

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