dan canwell 

                                                   

The story so far . . .

Dan Canwell has never won any awards; he is actually very good at not winning awards and is fine with that state of affairs. What he has done is start to write books to some modest acclaim; not from the great or the good of the literary world, but from the people that matter - readers.

Suffused with positivity from people he had never heard of, Dan has continued to write, and will probably carry on unless someone pays him a lot of money to stop, in which case he will just use a pseudonym.

He takes up his own story . . .

Do you remember old-style libraries? Ours was a converted world war two Nissen Hut, with the pungent reek of decades of polish on the cracked red linoleum floor, the tang of dust in the air and the creaking of the librarian as she moved around the place.. No modern computer systems in those days, you got a set of cardboard tickets that the library kept if you had the requisite number of books out - which I always did.

I suppose my love of creating a story came from all that reading, a habit I have continued from my childhood to the present day.

My trip to the library was my weekly treat to myself, and I'd return home with a pile of books. By choice I'd read action, adventure and thrillers, so it's perhaps understandable that they have become my chosen genre.

I have been writing for years and like a lot of writers, my first novel, still unfinished, (but titled 'Drug Runners' for those who are interested) will almost certainly never see the light of day. It's locked away in a cupboard, awaiting the time when I can be brave enough to go back and do it properly. But perseverance is a wonderful attribute and I ploughed on with new ideas, trial and error, and, after a memorable cup of coffee with a good friend, the plot of CCCP was thrashed out. I set myself the target of completing the first draft within a year - and did it.

It has of course, through subsequent editing and re-writes, changed somewhat whilst still keeping true to the original plot line.

I shall be eternally grateful to those that have taken the time and trouble to read it and contribute their opinions. I always hoped readers would enjoy the book but the overwhelmingly positive responses to the style, the story and above all the characters has been both amazing and humbling.

The main characters have quite a few adventures mapped out, and a few more are fermenting away in my mind.


 

 

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