Don’t give me the answers to the questions you ask.

Make me think.

Show me an example of your imagination.

Excite my mind.

Capture me with your opening line.

Grab my attention.

Let your inspiration light a spark in my soul.

Take my breath.

Put your heart into your words.

Make me believe.

If you can do all this, then write your book and let the pain begin.

Empty yourself of emotion, leaving no pride to remain within.

If you become a purveyor of words, be prepared to pay the cost.

The price is heavy and exorbitant, everything you were will be lost! 

© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.



About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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2 Responses to Advice

  1. Kev says:

    Nice one!

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