Vanessa Couchman

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About Vanessa Couchman

A graduate of Oxford University and Warwick Business School, Vanessa Couchman is a novelist, short story writer, freelance writer and consultant and a former Writers Bureau tutor. She has lived in SW France since 1997.

She runs a business offering writing services and coaching in report writing to organisations in the UK and internationally. Examples of her work include research reports, annual reports, instruction manuals, promotional literature and strategy documents.

She has also written many articles for print magazines and websites on French life, travel and culture and on writing and literary history.

In her spare time (!) she writes short stories, some of which have won or been placed in competitions and published in anthologies and online.

She wrote her first novel in November 2012 during National Novel Writing Month. The House at Zaronza, set on Corsica and at the Western Front during WWI, was shortlisted in the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition in 2013 and published by Crooked Cat Publishing in July 2014.

She has just finished a second novel, set in 18th-century Corsica and Marseille.

Writing site: Vanessa Couchman author

Blog about French life: Life on La Lune

Amazon author page

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Apr 19th

Hi Vanessa,

Thanks very much for your welcome. I'm looking forward to working here.

About Me
Here For
Writing, Critiquing, Support, Networking

Writing, walking, yoga, food & drink, music

Favorite Music
Mozart, Don Giovanni

Favorite Movies
Jean de Florette & Manon des Sources; Joseph Losey's Don Giovanni, with Ruggiero Raimondi and Kiri te Kanawa; Le Vieux Fusil

Favorite Books
Too many to list!

Favorite Quotations
Samuel Johnson 'No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.'