Thomas Greenbank

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Thomas Greenbank is a writer of gritty Australian fiction. GOLD, his debut novel, was a finalist in the respected 2020 Page Turner Awards. (https://pageturnerawards.com/writing-...) Greenbank’s writing draws deeply on his diverse background and professional experience. From years as a professional musician, factory worker, business owner, driver, ceramic artist and more—to 25 years as a full-time carer, there’s not much he hasn’t experienced. This diversity shows in his writing, as does his penchant for accuracy in research. Now semi-retired, Thomas lives south of Adelaide, South Australia, with his wife — #1 fan and biggest critic — Linda. When he’s not writing you’ll probably find them walking on a nearby beach. (< 200 words) ...more

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Thomas Greenbank Actually, I don't think Writer's Block is a real thing. I believe that it’s sometimes difficult to get started on a book or a scene, but being totally…moreActually, I don't think Writer's Block is a real thing. I believe that it’s sometimes difficult to get started on a book or a scene, but being totally blocked for days? Well, it hasn’t happened to me anyway.
If I feel unmotivated, I’ll just do something else for a while. Go fishing, take a long walk. Usually, before I know it, my subconscious mind has chipped in and the ideas start to trickle through. Then, I can’t get back home quickly enough!
Other than that, my advice is to just start writing anyway. I use a laptop computer, so the delete key is always there if it turns out to be crap. (I use it A LOT)(less)
Thomas Greenbank 1. Write, write, and write some more. It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough or not. Everything can be improved, once it’s on the page. While it’s stil…more1. Write, write, and write some more. It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough or not. Everything can be improved, once it’s on the page. While it’s still in your head, not so much.
2. Take as many writing courses as you can. Every writer out there has something they can teach you. Just beware of shysters who try to sell you high-priced courses (think hundreds of dollars) Most of what you need to know you can learn for free or cheaply if you have the aptitude. If you don’t, you’ll soon know.
3. Have your work read by as many other writers as possible. Don’t rely on friends or family. They will either tell you it’s good when it’s not just to please you, or they, in some cases, will do the opposite out of jealousy or spite. I’ve seen it happen. Join a writers’ group or two.
4. Read lots, and analyse what you’ve read. If you find a book that resonates with you, read it again pretending you are an editor. Find out what it was that ‘hooked’ you in the first place.
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GOLD! (The Kincaid Saga, #1)

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I'm working on Book 2 in The Kincaid Saga series. It's actually a prequel that covers the life of my main character (and chief villain) as a child and how his father shaped the man he would become. Hint: Malcolm's father was not a nice guy either. See Full Answer
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Denise was kind enough to gift me a review copy of Murder at the Church Picnic. While Cozy Mysteries are not my usual fare, I have to say I enjoyed this book from the start!
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