'A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.’

    -  Gwendolyn Brooks

Anita the Writer

I have written a novel titled Friends in Law. Friends in Law is based on the lives of three thirty something women who work in law and play outside it, or sometimes within it. They each want to have the elusive ‘all’ - great love, great friendships and great careers.

Love, friendship and career are all put under strain when they discover that they cannot all be promoted as they would have done in years gone by. They will have to compete for only one top job. Like The Apprentice, some might say.

When that old chestnut ‘the economic downturn’ throws a further spanner in the works, and their love lives start to be a hindrance rather than a help the girls start to question all their priorities and relationships. They all ask themselves one question – can you really be Friends in Law?

The sequel 'Still Friends in Law' is well underway alongside a new book called 'Killer Instincts'.

Having blogged the sixth series of The Apprentice for The Telegraph, I am back to do more of the same for the seventh series in 2011. I can't wait!

Last year I wrote for The Birmingham Press, prior to its closure. My short observational pieces were wide ranging in their content. I covered business, sport, television, lifestyle and local news. I’ve included some of the pieces on this site if you fancy reading them.

You can also catch my latest soundbites at Twitter by following @anitashahwriter.