Writing

Examples of Creative Writing

My adventure novel for upper middle grade readers entitled The Wrecklings has earned me a coveted spot as one of 10 mentees out of over 1700 applicants on Penguin RHUK’s WriteNow programme. You can read more about it here:

12 squares containing in each a photo of the 12 mentees, I am one of them. The Penguin logo and the words Write Now are mid left hand side.
photo description: 12 squares containing in each a photo of the 12 mentees, I am one of them. The Penguin logo and the words Write Now are mid left hand side.

My local newspaper printed an article about me being chosen as a mentee which you can read here. The title is ‘Follow your dreams, kids’. Which I rather think you should.


I won a Creative Future Literary Award 2018 for my poem entitled And I Know, which is published in the anthology Chemistry, which is available to buy here. The award was presented at the London Literary Festival at Southbank Centre by Lemn Sissay.

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I was short-listed for the Crossing The Tees Short Story Competition with my piece entitled Just a Memory, which is published in an anthology.


Lisette sits cross-legged on a chest, hands on her ankles. She is wearing a black dress covered in tigers.
photo description: Lisette sits cross-legged on a chest, hands on her ankles. She is wearing a black dress covered in tigers. photo credit: Laura Tindall at PaperBoat Photography

I was commissioned to write a lyrical essay, Crap-Bag Days, by Carmen Marcus, author of How Saints Die which is long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize. You can read it here on the fabulous website The Book of Godless Verse. Carmen says about my writing:

Today’s #DailyMess is brought to you by the brilliant Lisette Auton. This is a summons to accept we can’t always be smashing it without breaking ourselves. Here is an intimate snap shot of life outside the perfect days. Let it break and mend you x


The following are links to a few examples of my poetry online:

Second Best Room – commissioned poem for Visual Verse

Surrender and Go To War and Fight For Me – published at I am Not a Silent Poet

The Fallacy of Saving – published in Snakeskin 233

We Rule – published in Issue 3: Locations of DNA Magazine (p.34)


These articles are examples of my creative non-fiction:

What’s in a name?Opinion Piece

Diverse – Finding my Tribe – Review

Karen Sheader – The Need to be Creative – Interview

Kev Howard – A Photo Essay – Showcase

Lisette Auton & Vici Wreford-Sinnott in Conversation – Is Emerging even a Thing? – Interview


Examples of Scribbler For Hire

Editor

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photo description: logo for Disability Arts Online

I was appointed as Guest Editor for Disability Arts Online from December 2018 – February 2019. I wrote seven pieces including interviews, an opinion piece, reviews and showcases, and commissioned a further 12 articles which were published in 4 newsletters in a takeover in February 2018. I also conducted an Instagram takeover and hosted a live Twitter debate. The theme for the editorship was Northern Emerging Disabled Artists – to give this region, and other artists in my position, a platform to showcase their unbelievable talent. This is the link to the project page with all the articles I have written and commissioned.


Articles

I write for magazines, for both print and online publications. The examples below are two recent articles for Apples And Snakes and New Writing North. If you feel that my writing style and view-point is a match for your company, then please do get in touch.

logo for DiVerse and Apples and Snakes. Text reads - The life changing power of Disability Arts by Lisette Auton
photo description: logo for DiVerse and Apples and Snakes. Text reads – The life changing power of Disability Arts by Lisette Auton

Apples and Snakes are the organisation for spoken word in the UK. They “positively encourage artists and producers to push the boundaries of what poetry and spoken word can be.” I was commissioned to write this piece about Disability Arts.

 

a screenshot of a page on New Writing North's website which has the title Secret Diary of a Fledgling Freelancer and a photo of Lisette at a garden table strewn with books and laptop with her black and white dog sitting beside her touching her wrist.
photo description: a screenshot of a page on New Writing North’s website which has the title Secret Diary of a Fledgling Freelancer and a photo of Lisette at a garden table strewn with books and laptop with her black and white dog sitting beside her touching her wrist.

New Writing North supports reading and writing in the North of England. They commission new work, create development opportunities, nurture talent and make connections. I was commissioned to write this piece about taking the leap into freelancing.


Websites

I make pretty websites, just like this one you’re reading now – I made this. I work closely with the business to determine the best style and voice to ensure it compliments their product and ethos. Whether you require a website from scratch, blog posts or product description, and be it on a one-off basis or long-term, just get in touch to begin the conversation.

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In this example website belonging to Sharp & Sons, an independent family-run jewellers, not only have I written all the copy, I have designed the website and taken all the photos too.