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Simon Brading

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Terry Pratchett, Monty Python, Philip K. Dick, Jasper Fforde

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October 2015

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I've earned a living in quite a few ways over the years, doing things like ballet dancing, acting, modelling and voice work before finally settling on writing. I still do some acting every so often, but I spend most of my days sitting at my laptop.
As well as novels I also write screenplays which I then don't send to anybody.
A Londoner most of my life, I moved to Barcelona a good few years ago now in search of a life that was less focussed on work.
I don't stick to a single genre in my writing, instead I tell the stories that I want to. Up to now that has included YA, sci-fi, steampunk and even ballet books for children, but I have ideas for quite a few other things as well.

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Simon Brading It really depends if your original plan is there to lead you into another book. If you go with the flow and end up somewhere different will it make…moreIt really depends if your original plan is there to lead you into another book. If you go with the flow and end up somewhere different will it make the rest of the series (if it is a series) harder to write?
Personally I never really make a plan. I have a start point and an approximate end point and then I let the characters get there how they want.
I would say go with the flow, at least for a while, and if it takes you somewhere that is better than what you had thought of originally then so much the better, if not you can always go back and rewrite.(less)
Simon Brading It's hard to get writer's block when you are so excited about what you write about as I am. It's like when I was a kid at school, I'd do the…moreIt's hard to get writer's block when you are so excited about what you write about as I am. It's like when I was a kid at school, I'd do the assignments in English class but then write other stories on top of that, stories that just flowed out of me onto the paper, it was easy because I wanted to write them.
There are of course occasions when I get stuck on a piece of plot and don't know how to proceed, but I have an easy solution for that - I do a Spinning class! There's just something about the repetitive motion that frees my mind, it's like an active meditation, I concentrate on where I am in the plot and the answers (usually) just come to me.(less)
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Do I have any contacts with contacts?

I've got 13 books published and counting and I'm very happy with the result so far, but I'd really like to find someone who can let me know if I'm going in the right direction.

I don't suppose anyone knows an agent or publisher (non-vanity) who would be willing to take a chance on a moderately prolific, multi-genre author with decent reviews?

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“I think, no, I know that you are special, but some kind of saviour?’ She grinned and slapped him, none too lightly, on the cheek. ‘You’re not the Messiah, you’re a very naughty boy.”
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