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It's never too late to write a book

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    This could probably go over to the Writer's Workshop but I figured more people would see it here.

    Alan Bradley, a 70 year old retired engineer from Kelowna, British Columbia, has sold a series of six novels (in thirteen countries) based on a submission to a UK mystery competition. Advance is reported to be in the six figures.


    With the manuscript of the second novel just delivered and the remaining four mapped out, Bradley has settled into a writing routine. He wakes at 4.30 a.m., makes tea, eats an orange and works his way toward his desk. “The hardest part of writing,” he confides, “is sitting down. Once I'm there, I'm good – I write about 1,000 words a day.

    “After 35 years in the television business,” he says with a smile, “it's really not that much pressure.”

    Congrats, Mr. Bradley.
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