Author Mark T Sullivan has recently ‘freed-up’ an early novel called ‘The Purification Ceremony’ It won the W H Smith fresh talent award and is well worth hecking out.
Some (not all, just some) of you are having trouble converting the Kill&Cure PDF’s to what ever format you are used to – PRC, PDA, PD something else I can’t remember. I’ll do ‘mi best to sort it and let you know.
Much, much love…
My heart-felt thanks to all the bloggers out there who have made their readers aware that Kill&Cure is now available to download for free. Special mention to Kimbofo at Reading Matters, and Karen at Eurocrime who spawned a whole wave of blogs that have led to an avalanche of downloads. I’m very grateful.
To those who have already downloaded and those who will in the future: Happy Reading folks!
P.S. Please let me know how you are faring with the novel. Your opinions are important to me….
Sounds like the name of a good thriller doesn’t it? Might use that one.
In fact it’s what I’ve just had removed from my arm pits. I didn’t need them removed by the way, they weren’t catching on clothing or bleeding when I washed ‘mi pits or anything as worthy as that. Oh no. I did for vanity. Plain and simple. Didn’t like the look of ’em when I lifted my arms, so I got the doc to lop the buggers off.
I’ve got a reputation to upkeep. Didn’t you know?
What’s this got to do with thrillers, I hear you ask. Well, what about the fact that we – authors – lop off stuff from our writing (during the edits) that we have previously clung on to. Will that do? Stuff we’ve held to our breasts and our arm pits through most of the re-writes. Stuff that we loved – the paragraph written so pleasingly, the scene so cool that it gave us a warm glow. Except it doesn’t take the piece forward. It’s just there for no other purpose than it is there.
It’s a skin tag folks!
I write pacy thrillers. They move at a million miles an hour (did I say a million? Two million, I meant two million); they are F.A.S.T. So we can’t have bits that are surplus to, can we?
Now leave me alone while I change the dressing on my surgical wounds.
Writing this novel was a dream and darn hard work. Or maybe a hard working dream. The urge to create somethng from nothing, to manifest (bit new age that I know) something in the physical realm from a thought or an idea, a nugget of something intangible from the spiritual realm is the biggest buzz you can have.
I don’t care if its a new thriller book, a business, a community, a science protocol…whatever gets you excited is what you must create NOW.
And that’s the idea isn’t it? To get excited.
If you’re excited about an idea and you don’t know what to do next. I don’t care what it is. If I can help, I will.
Now enough preaching for today. I’m off to take some tablets.
Novelists are a put upon bunch. Did you know? Do you care? Well they are. Millions of people all over the world are looking for ‘good new mystery books’ or ‘new thriller books’ if you believe the google search data. But, butty-but-but, poor writers need to get past the gatekeepers before they can get to the public. Who are the gatekeepers? Agents, publishers, editors and dozens of others. Most of whom want to know two things:
1. Have you got a big pair of tits?
2. Have you been on Big Brother?
If you fit neither of those you are stuffed, smashed, mullaaaaad sunshine. Oh I know there are a few who get through but….well you know the rest don’t you? What’s a poor author to do?
Recognise things for what they are, that’s what. Write shit-hot stuff that is absolutely congruent with the intention and keep telling the story until it is sufficiently energised to attract others to it.
Am I making sense or shall I go and lie down?
P.S Download Kill&Cure free at www.stephendavisononline.com
Who are you like?
That’s what you get asked when people realise you’ve written a book.
‘Er..not sure,’ used to be my response but not now. Nah, not ever now because, be-cause people – all of us need drawers to put things in or hooks to hang things on or, or… er… pigeon holes! that’s it, pigeon holes to place things into. They want to position you. It settles them. So now I say stuff like, ‘Oh, James Patterson,’ or sometime if I’m feeling particularly bold: ‘My books are like Dan Brown.’ Then I nod decisively in case I seem less than convinced.
Who am I like? God knows. I wish I had the courage of the great Elvis P, who told a producer “I don’t sound like nobody” when asked a similar question.
See ya anon.
P.S. Get the thriller novel Kill&Cure Freeeeeeeee! by going to http://www.stephendavisononline.com