Most UK authors’ annual incomes are well below the minimum wage.
Singing the Slush Pile Blues – with apologies to the late, great Robert Johnson.
My Life as a Bench – ‘A strange, beautiful, sad book … you won’t have read anything like it before’ A Bookish Musician
‘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’.
There are many routes to publication and the above diagram is of course simplified and slightly cynical, but then again ….
My Life as a Bench is out now and available from Amazon US and Amazon UK etc.
Last week the Guardian reported that novelist Joanna Trollope considers JK Rowling’s use of Twitter to be a threat to literature. Trollope was chatting at a London literary party at the time and it was probably the posh equivalent of pub talk, but what are the real threats to literature?
‘Insanely unique and beautiful’ My Life as a Bench is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US 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.
It’s often said that writing and publishing a book is like giving birth, but it’s probably worse due to the lengthy and unpredictable gestation period that’s involved.
Anyhow, my new novel My Life as a Bench is now out and available on Amazon UK and Amazon US etc.
My new novel, My Life as a Bench, is out today. I’ve opted for a virtual book launch rather than the proper let’s-drink-at-our-local-bookshop variety.
My Life as a Bench is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US etc.
All writers experience rejection at some point. It’s the norm with submission after submission being met with a “no” … until (with persistence), there may be a “yes”. Hang in there … or seek an alternative route.
My Life as a Bench is out tomorrow and available from Amazon US and Amazon UK