This month I’m featured as The Literary Consultancy Showcase Writer for my in-progress-forthcoming-hopefully-completed-sooooooon novel as memoir, Ad-Break.
It’s been a journey writing this manuscript but definitely feeling closer than ever to finishing it after receiving an insightful and encouraging report from TLC reader Jonathan McAloon. An extract of the middle part of the novel is included to download here as well as an introduction for context:
The manuscript for Ad-Break has gone through many guises. It began life intended as an illustrated coffee table book entitled 57 Creative Ways to Kill Yourself (influenced by the comedian Bill Hicks’ sketch: “if you work in advertising or marketing, kill yourself”). After attending writing workshops with Yorkshire Art Circus (2003-2005) then joining the Inscribe Writer Development programme (2005) the present form began to emerge as a semi-fictionalised account of my own experience in the advertising world. In 2008 I had enough words to publish an early version of the opening chapters, with Inscribe, as the novella Kill Myself Now – The True Confessions of An Advertising Genius.
More soon come.