Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis is a debut Sri Lankan-British author born and raised in London. She is a London Writers Award recipient in the Commercial Fiction cohort 2021. Her debut novel, ‘Miles Away’, was longlisted for the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award 2021. She has a BA in English Literature from Exeter and a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University. She has written for Closer, Woman’s Own, Grazia and a variety of national newspapers in the UK, and her fiction has been published in Dear Damsels. She’s currently the life sciences and medicine communications lead for a Russell Group university. She is editing her debut novel while planning her second.


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Every time I watch this I have a different favourite outfit. The styling is exceptional, still fresh. This montage will not be beat.

This is such a ridiculous question but:

A chance to study literature across different times and nations, a love of story and language, a career in scientific research communications.

Top tip for editing your novel draft:

Do NOT print it out without page numbers 🤦🏾‍♀️


Late to the party but I’ve just finished The High House by Jessie Greengrass and it’s astonishingly good. Set in a post-climate apocalypse England but told through the everyday and domestic. Stunning.

I feel this - I'm often talking to academics who assure me they're due to have significant results 'soon'.

Their soon is Autumn 2023, with a view to analysing the data and publishing the paper six months after that (and we all know how long journals can take!).

Swim as fast as you can to see #unfortunatemusical at @Udderbellyfest by @WeAreFatRascal. Camp, SO dirty and with fab music from @TimGilvin. It’s a hilarious retelling of Ursula the seawitch👏🏾👏🏾

I myself have wondered why refugees didn't stay in European countries and have travelled on. So I asked them.

Worse than exes??

Someone pass me my smelling salts…

Is there anyone better than Katherine Heiny for dialogue and peculiar characters?


Booked my ticket AND pre-ordered! Can't wait @Kerry_h_Ryan!

Maggie O’Farrell + renaissance Florence + beautiful hardcover = NEED

I’ve had worse Mondays.

Also, this book is a banger.

I’m teaching a free online workshop on how to edit your first draft!

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Very happy that we’re left out of that clusterfuck, tbh.

Draft 1 of book 2 is DONE!

This was my first time pantsing and it was so much fun? I fear I’ve got a lot to do in the rewrite though.

A month off, then back to it.

#WritingCommunity #amwriting

@ImogenWK My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh

I'm writing 33 with splashes of 2 and 4.

I saw this last week - wonderful checkout staff at Tesco paying for a woman who was counting out coins but didn't have enough.

A very good, evidence-based thread.

Why does everyone in my novel start their dialogue with ‘So’ or ‘Of course’?

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