Local authors publish books to inspire fellow writers

Beccles Book Review

Beccles Book Review

Two books have been published by local authors that will help and inspire fellow writers.

Malcolm E Brown is an award-winning author of over 90 publications and a columnist.

He is widely travelled, a retired pharmacist and consultant and experienced mentor. He has three degrees including in research in natural and social science. His doctorate is from the University of East Anglia, UK. That combination of qualifications and experience is extremely unusual.

Mr Brown has particular experience of analysing texts. He has kept writers’ commonplace books for 40 years.

He searched those and other personal journals, to mine topics that goad writers’ imagination, informed by the latest Google Zeitgeist of popular web searches and journalistic maxims such as “the 3 L’s”: lust, loathing and lucre.

“A valuable bonus is advice especially for writers aspiring to their first publication. But experienced authors could also benefit.

“Practical tips abound. Topics include finding time and ideas, non-fiction articles and books, short stories, novels and poetry,” said Mr Brown.

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“Winning Words A writers’ helper and commonplace book to stimulate imagination” £11.81, by Malcolm E Brown.

More information on www.malcolme brown.co.uk

Another book which has just been published is “Adventures Unforseen, recollections of a PR pioneer” by Halesworth author Bryan Samain.

The serving as a commando in the Second World War he left journalism to enter what what then the comparatively new field of public relations.

Over a period of 30 years Mr Samain handled PR for some of Britain’s biggest companies, including British Steel, Ford and EMI.

His work brought him into contact with many famous people including business tycoons, pop stars and film stars.

“Adventures Unforseen: Recollections of a PR Pioneer” is on sale exclusively at Halesworth Bookshop (01986 873840), price £6.99. Proceeds from sales being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice, St Mary’s Church, Halesworth, and other local charities.