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Writer hoping to set up storytelling group for aspiring authors

PUBLISHED: 10:55 17 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:55 17 June 2016

Emma Sheehan hopes her storytelling group will inspire writers

Emma Sheehan hopes her storytelling group will inspire writers

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The group would meet several times a year to discuss their work

A local writer is hoping to launch a storytelling group for aspiring authors to read and discuss their tales.

Emma Sheehan, a personal assistant who lives in Abbey Wood, enjoys writing fiction in her spare time and hopes to encourage others in the Bexleyheath, Dartford and Sidcup areas to share their literary creations with each other.

“I am thinking of having an event a few times a year where writers submit a story and I will have eight or ten to choose from,” she said.

“It could be an intimate evening with nibbles and drinks, and then over the course of the evening the writer shares their story.

“It is a chance for writers to grow their audience, whether they are seasoned writers or those without any experience.”

Miss Sheehan has written several short stories and is about a quarter of the way through her first novel.

She was inspired to pursue her hobby after attending a similar group and getting an encouraging reception after reading a story she had written.

A big fan of detective thrillers, Miss Sheehan writes crime stories - but she will accept any type of story for her group.

“Short stories are a great place to start,” she said.

The planning is still in the early stages, but she hopes to organise the first event for sometime in late summer.

People who are interested and would like to submit their stories can contact Miss Sheehan at: atalewelltold@yahoo.com

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