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Writers of Essex: What Does Reality Bring to Fiction?

5 March @ 12:00 - 14:00 GMT

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Join Writers of Essex for their next online meet-up on Saturday 5 March from 12pm and hear from Bryan Lightbody on his experience of writing reality into fiction. Details matter in fiction and non-fiction, so come along and pick up some research tips.

As a police officer and bodyguard, Bryan has had to constantly think on his feet and reassess his environment when escorting Her Majesty, The Queen in public and private. He carried a gun covertly in the UK and abroad to do so, travelled to the places he’s written about, and put that into print to help other writers with their research. Alongside a 35 year career, he continues as a close protection advisor, a tour guide, historian, and author. He is a self-confessed petrol head with interests involving high performance cars and bikes, and motorsport.

Bryan will speak for 30 minutes followed by a Q&A. After a comfort break, group members are invited to discuss general writing-related queries with each other. 

Local group online meet-ups are free to attend. To join us, click the Going button below and enter your details in the RSVP form. We’ll send you an email with a link to join us on Zoom.

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5 March
12:00 - 14:00 GMT
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