Howard Davis posted a message to Visitor
Thanks Saskia and good luck with the writing of your book.
Howard Davis posted a message to Emily BenetI don't want to dishearten you but I found it very difficult to promote The Charnel Ground - peop...I don't want to dishearten you but I found it very difficult to promote The Charnel Ground - people didn't seem particularly interested in reading a book about colourful Colombia. My second novel which I finished at the beginning of the year is mostly narrated by a girl who is unable to write in a conventional way and for whom technology and the Internet have freed her to write utilising a switch. Part of the novel was written as a blog (http://stoptheteafrompouring.blogspot.com)- which is how I found your blog. To promote it I'm trying to set up an exhibition of disabled writers work and have applied for Arts Council funding. I wanted to do something different to gain the attention of agents etc. but the Arts Council have asked that I change that focus so we'll see what happens. Like you, I'm also trying to write a new novel as I have the opportunity to do so at the moment and am guilty of concentrating on that rather than promoting what I've already written. I drop my daughter off at school and then go and sit in Peckham Rye cafe and fueled with a latte begin to write. Good luck with your book - Colombia is amazing, like a continent within a country. (more)
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Thanks! Glad you enjoy the blog. I'm sure I'll find lots of new stories in Colombia and my no...Hi
Thanks! Glad you enjoy the blog. I'm sure I'll find lots of new stories in Colombia and my novel will change direction over and over! Does writing ever get easier? Also, do you do much to promote your books? I've sort of left Shop Girl Diaries to one side, but if I don't do something about it then no one else will!
Howard Davis posted a message to Emily BenetHi, I like reading your blog. Good luck with writing the novel set in Colombia - a fantastic sett...Hi, I like reading your blog. Good luck with writing the novel set in Colombia - a fantastic setting for a book as you just couldn't make up so much of what goes on there. I set my novel (The Charnel Ground) there having travelled around the country. I was deeply affected by the disregard of the middle classes living in the big cities for the thousands of displaced villagers victims of the ongoing civil war between FARC, the paramilitaries and the Army in addition to the seeming utter lack of value for human life. Best wishes, Howard. (more)
Howard Davis posted a message to Anita MorenaHi Anita, Thank you for adding my novel to your library - I hope you enjoy reading it. The first ...Hi Anita, Thank you for adding my novel to your library - I hope you enjoy reading it. The first part of the story is in the form of a blog and can be read online at: http://stoptheteafrompouring.blogspot.com
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Wish me luck. I've applied to the Arts Council for a grant to hold an exhibition of the written w...Wish me luck. I've applied to the Arts Council for a grant to hold an exhibition of the written work of a number of physically disabled writers - an installation using the various switches and devices that enable those unable to scribe with a pen or hold a book to 'write' online. I've asked Channel 4 whether they would consider commissioning a film documenting both the novel and the proposed exhibition and I've written to my old lecturer and Buddhist, Peter Conradi, best known for his autobiography of Iris Murdoch. Now I wait for, hopefully, some positive feedback before plying 'This Coldness Will Stop The Tea From Pouring' onto a raft of unsuspecting literary agents. (more)