Natalie has a brilliant sense for story. She was able tell me exactly what was working in the first draft of my novel and, crucially, what wasn’t. I have been able to build a much stronger narrative. I’m now just a few months from submitting. -Gemma Harris
She got to work on key issues and we explored new ways of telling the story. It can be challenging, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. With Natalie’s mentoring I feel I’m taking great steps forward as a novelist.’ – Paul Bradley-Cong
Yes, it really is a novel about a woman who eats her husband, but only as much as Rapunzel is a story about a woman who won’t cut her hair. Season to Taste is a modern-day fable about the end of love and moving on. Natalie Young has given us a shockingly, thrillingly original new vantage on a timeless story of a marriage’s demise.”
I like short stories because they leave the writer no place to hide. There’s no yakking your way out of trouble; I’m going to be reaching the last page in a matter of minutes, and if you’ve got nothing to say I’m going to know it.