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User Id: hephaestion

Email Address: brentsmith@talktalk.net

Date Registered: 28 September 2012

Author's Biography

I studied law at Warwick University then worked for a few years for corporate banks in London. I returned to West Yorkshire and set up a business which my parner now runs, giving me time to write. I have been writing one way or another all my life, honing the craft as best I can. I truly believe there is only one apprenticeship that matters for a writer, and that is to read. Read, and be forever curious about the world and the human condition, and eventually the rest will come.

I have been fortunate enough to have been published by Pan Books in various anthologies, aided, I must say, by good fortune.

I am one of those whom cats seek out; they seem to appear from nowhere and end up as part of the family, or more accurately I end up in the role of servant, as is the way with our feline masters.

I write every day without fail, otherwise I feel the day is somehow wasted, and although I was sceptical at first, now I see the virtues of e-publishing. I would never get rid of my own books, never ever, but for any aspiring author I am now convinced that e-books are a very useful tool, though to me there's nothing like a beautifully printed volume.

My philosophy is quite simple; whatever one is doing, be it writing, painting, playing sports --- whatever --- there is no substitute for hard work and practice. Ten percent inspiration, ninety percent aspiration, somebody once said, and I cannot disagree.

I still live in West Yorkshire in the same house I bought when I returned from London, with the same partner I met when I was twenty.

Book Chapters

This author has uploaded the following book chapters. To view a book, click on the book title.

Title Date Uploaded
INQUISITIVE QUIZZICALITY 30 Sep 2018
Grandmama's secrets. 13 Feb 2018
THE INQUISITOR 10 Jan 2018
The Castle of La Rocca 20 Apr 2017
VENDETTA 21 Jun 2016
THE SINS OF THE FATHER 21 Jan 2016
THE BEACH. (The last pages of THE ART OF MAYHEM). 13 Sep 2014
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BEATRICE CENCI 14 Apr 2014
THE ART OF MAYHEM 18 Jun 2013

 

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