Graham Clews

E.M. Po...
160 books | 424 friends

Geoff N...
109 books | 1,768 friends

Larissa
907 books | 406 friends

Lauren ...
599 books | 3,207 friends

Jay Storey
158 books | 1,134 friends

Christi...
26,960 books | 5,035 friends

C.E. Allan
39 books | 1,970 friends

S.J.A. ...
220 books | 391 friends

More friends…

Graham Clews

Goodreads Author


Born
York, The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
June 2015

URL


I’m a retired chartered accountant, who loves to write.

My tales include fascinating award winning fiction novels: well rated tales about first century Roman/Celtic Britain and the violent, yet poignant, clash of cultures; an accidental hero, a 60 year old accountant with a tainted past; a tongue in cheek look at the political mayhem in Canada; and finally, an unique magical world for YAs where time is destination, not a state of mind.

Click here for books: http://graham-clews.com/bookstore/

To ask Graham Clews questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Graham Clews I do crosswords, but that doesn't help it a bit, it just gives me something to do. I also write poetry, which does help get me back in writing mode.…moreI do crosswords, but that doesn't help it a bit, it just gives me something to do. I also write poetry, which does help get me back in writing mode. The trouble with poetry though, is that you have
to be in the mood---which if you have writer’s block, you usually are not.

I certainly don't go to the extent of Victor Hugo, who had his servant lock him naked in his room, so he had no choice but to remain there and write. The only solid thing I can say is that you have to force yourself, mentally, to sit down and work. The only 'gimmick' I use is that my computer doesn't have any
distractions on it, such as games etc. It does, alas, have the internet, which is a compromise because I need it to do any research that it is current with what I'm writing.
(less)
Graham Clews Learn how to handle disappointment well, because it's a rare exception not to experience it, often in abundance as a writer. However, if writing is…moreLearn how to handle disappointment well, because it's a rare exception not to experience it, often in abundance as a writer. However, if writing is important to you, then you'll ride it out. Other than
that, I'd say don't go to friends for help in critiquing your work. They won't tell you the truth. You've got to hire a good editor for that, and she/he will not only tell you where you're going wrong, they'll help you get around it if you have the talent to do so.

As for getting published, it's no different than trying to break into Hollywood. First and foremost, it's who you are and who you know. If you don't fit into either of those two categories, then buy a bunch of horseshoes, because it then takes a lot of luck. If you don't go 'Indie', then you can spend years and years collecting rejects for very good stuff. In a way, it can be like the lottery: you don't make it part of your retirement plans. Nonetheless, there are people who do get published, so perseverance runs a close second to talent.(less)
Average rating: 4.73 · 26 ratings · 16 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Eboracum: The Village (The ...

4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sound of Silence

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Politically Detained

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Eboracvm: Carved in Stone (...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Eboracvm: The Fortress (The...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jessica Jones and the Gates...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Slightly Tainted Hero

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Eboracum, No Turning Back (...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Graham Clews…

[image error]Hello to all,


I hope you are having a happy and healthy start to 2018. For me, the new year means working on a new book. The fifth book in the Eboracum series is well underway after launching Book IV: No Turning Back in 2017. On Tuesday Jan. 2, Drystone Radio’s David Driver aired his interview with me about my writing. David is the host of The Writers Bookshelf and he talks to “writ...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on January 16, 2018 13:36 • 8 views
Eboracum: The Village Eboracvm: The Fortress Eboracvm: Carved in Stone Eboracum, No Turning Back
(4 books)
by
4.69 avg rating — 16 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Graham’s Recent Updates

Graham Clews wrote a new blog post
Hello to all,
I hope you are having a happy and healthy start to 2018. For me, the new year means working on a new book. The fifth book in the Ebora... Read more of this blog post »
Graham Clews wants to read
Ireland by Susan K. Kehoe
Rate this book
Clear rating
Graham Clews is now following
6876663
Graham Clews is now following
Graham Clews and 1 other person liked Graham Clews's blog post: Politically Detained book signing
" Politically Detained by Graham Clews. Well, here I go. My new book Politically Detained is hitting shelves and I’m getting out there to promote it. One of the things I’m doing is a book signing on Sunday, Aug. 23. It’s my first ever and I’m lo..." Read more of this blog post »
Graham Clews rated a book it was amazing
The Testament of Marcellus by Marius Gabriel
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Testimony of Marcellus,

I usually don’t care for first person singular in a novel, but this is, after all, a ‘testament’. It took a few pages, then I got used to that and quite enjoyed the book. The author has clearly done his homework. Marcellus
...more
Graham Clews finished reading
Ruling Class of Judaea by Martin Goodman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Graham Clews finished reading
Josephus by Tessa Rajak
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Graham's books…
“Ifs are nothing but wishes.”
Graham Clews

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Senatus Populus Q...: Best Roman fiction - opinions, please! 95 173 Nov 30, 2016 03:47PM  
Ancient & Medieva...: * What Are You Reading Right Now? ( Hwæt béon ðu bocrædung?) 9168 1631 11 hours, 15 min ago  



No comments have been added yet.