We are delighted to announce that About Writing, by Gareth L Powell, will be launched at Cymera, Edinburgh’s first Fantasy and SF convention. The official release date will be Friday 7th of June 2019 (free delivery to Cymera, if you are coming to the event!).
As of today, you will be able to pre-order your print or digital copy of About Writing from all the usual retailers, as well as from the Luna store. The book will carry the discounted pre-order price across all retailers and, as always, our Luna subscribers will receive an extra discount voucher, starting with the 1st of January newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed to our monthly newsletter yet, there’s never been a better time.
We fell in love with Gareth’s field notes on writing, as they felt genuine and truly useful to new writers. This isn’t a classic ‘How to write a book’ type of guide, but a companion that covers all aspects of a writer’s journey, based on the successful experiences of an author who has truly mastered the art of writing and inspiring new writers on their path.
Gareth told us:
"There are some things nobody will ever teach you on a creative writing course. Lessons I had to learn the hard way, and things I wish I’d known when I was starting out as a writer. So I put this book together in the hope of passing on the insights I’ve gained in over a decade of writing professionally. This isn’t an English textbook. These are notes taken in the field and accounts of lessons-learned."
Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning novelist specialising in science fiction and horror. He was born and raised in Bristol, UK, and was once fortunate enough to have Diana Wynne Jones critique one of his early short stories over coffee. Later, he went on to study creative writing under Helen Dunmore at the University of Glamorgan.
He is now a freelance creative writing tutor, and has run workshops and given guest lectures at several UK universities, including Aberystwyth, Bath Spa, Bucks New Uni, and York, as well as at the Arvon Foundation in Shropshire, and the Bristol and Stroud Literature Festivals.
In addition to his fiction, Gareth has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, 2000 AD, and SFX. He has also written scripts for corporate training videos, and is currently at work on a screenplay.
And while we wait for the 7th of June 2019, you can get in touch with Gareth here: