JT Lawrence’s top five writing tips and thoughts on writing and publishing


final-front-wywt-cover-v1JT Lawrence is an author, playwright and bookdealer based in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

She has written plays for SAFM including The Shelter, Unspilling the Milk, Every Breath You Take, and serials, the most recent being the crime drama Jigsaw. Her short story collection, Sticky Fingers, was broadcast in the last quarter of 2015, and will be available as a paperback in 2016.

Her first novel, The Memory of Water (2011), is about a writer who would do anything for a story. Her 2015 offering, Why You Were Taken, is a pre-dystopian sci-fi thriller starring a synaesthete, and takes place is a futuristic Jo’burg burdened by infertility and a water crisis. It was optioned and adapted for radio by the national broadcaster, SABC.

She is currently working on her new novel, Grey Magic, slated for 2017, about an eccentric modern-day witch, accused of murder, who must explore her past lives in order to keep her…

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