We continue to explore the wit, wisdom and jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard. In this invaluable publication Tallis Steelyard discusses the ways in which a writer can bring their work to the attention of the masses and more importantly, sell the book to them. As well as this, we have the importance of getting home under your own steam, music and decorum, brass knuckles for a lady, and of course, a few simple spices.
Surely this is the one essential book that every aspiring novelist should both purchase and study.Amazon.com
This book contains a delightful collection of short stories that transported me into the world of the poet, Tallis Steelyard.
I would call Webster’s style of writing speculative historical fiction. It’s as if he stepped back into another time period just so he could channel these stories for our reading enjoyment.
I found there to be many British colloquialisms which added a sense of realism to his prose. Another thing I enjoyed was that the writing style was very British, leaving no doubt as to where these stories originated.
Written in the voice of Tallis Steelyard, he begins by sharing several anecdotal experiences with the publishing business and his knowledge of book promotions. For a reader, writer, and reviewer such as myself, the stories were humorous. I laughed when I learned that characters from the author’s own online writing community were portrayed in one section of the book.
The real beauty of these stories is the author’s acerbic wit. He has a gift for satire, which led to several startling revelations about the flaws in the publishing industry. And then get ready for Tallis’ bawdy stories of drunken debauchery featuring a few select ladies of his acquaintance. I guarantee you will chuckle over his predicament.
Webster is a prolific writer. He’s published over twenty novellas and I’m still counting. His theory is simple. He believes a good book should be like a holiday. When you finally close it, you feel you’ve been somewhere else for a while.
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“Jim Webster is probably still fifty something, his tastes in music are eclectic, and his dress sense is rarely discussed in polite society. In spite of this he has a wife and three daughters.
He has managed to make a living from a mixture of agriculture, consultancy, and freelance writing. Previously he has restricted himself to writing about agricultural and rural issues but including enough Ancient Military history to maintain his own sanity. But seemingly he has felt it necessary to branch out into writing fantasy and Sci-Fi novels.”Amazon Author Page
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