With over 188,000 books published in the UK each year and over 275,000 in the US, it can be hard to find the best books on any particular subject and that’s where sites like Shepherd.com can help.
Using book recommendations from writers who are knowledgeable on certain themes or periods of history, Shepherd.com helps direct readers to make informed choices about their next big read.
With reference to my psychological thriller I Came to Find a Girl, I contributed a list entitled: the best books about the aftermath of sexual assault and you can find it
Remain seated . . . it’s really that simple.
Doubt: a feeling of uncertainty, an undecided mind, is an inevitable part of the creative process. Make friends with doubt. It can lead to major improvements in any creative project.
‘The first draft is just you telling yourself the story,’ according to Terry Pratchett. Ernest Hemingway said, ‘The first draft of anything is shit.’ While Stephen King believes a first draft ‘should take no more than three months’.
Writers are people who write. It’s got nothing to do with being published by a traditional trade publisher, an independent press or self-published.
‘Insanely unique and beautiful, questioning what actually happens to us when we die. I cannot recommend this book enough’
Amazon US and Amazon UK etc.
So, it’s Friday and at some point I’ll be abandoning all screens to read a paperback.
My Life as a Bench: available now via
Amazon UK and Amazon US etc.
Perhaps writing a novel is as simple as this:
An attempt to distil 25+ years of effort and experience into a simple diagram.