How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part One


Alternative Realities

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part one.

“Being a writer is like having homework every day”
This was Guy Haley’s characteristically brilliant answer to a question at Black Library Live a couple of years ago. It got a laugh, but it’s true. Difficult as it might be to imagine, being a writer is more difficult than becoming one ever could be. It means working at it every day. It means deadlines. It means that you’ll probably be earning less than whatever else you might be doing instead. It means that you won’t get out much.
I finished my latest novel, Slayer, with a blistering cold and working through the night while my baby daughter slept because I was a week past my deadline. Do you think there was a single…

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