"Writing a novel is a brilliantly weird thing to do. You tell people you’re going to do it and everyone is very excited for you, but the actual sitting your bum down to tap one word after the other is akin to stuffing a squid in a jam jar; you know it’s possible, but it’s so bloody hard and you frequently want to chuck it in the sea." - Abigail Mann, CWIP Website.
She was always passionate about English. After trying out her fixed idea of being a vet, she moved on to other career options. Being an author was never something she thought about. As a secondary school teacher, she rediscovered her love of writing and started to gain confidence that perhaps it could hold a future for her. When she took a year to write her novel, she embarked on a challenging but rewarding adventure that ended in a book she never saw coming.
Her debut novel won her a runner-up prize in the Comedy Women In Print Awards 2019, one of the biggest and most exciting moments of her career.
This is Book Club Episode 2 with Abigail Mann.
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