Paul Carroll’s second novel… Written Off
Four aspiring authors dream of getting their work into print. Self-publishing is seen as a cop out. But as they strive for a breakthrough they are unaware that in the world of traditional publishing, editors, agents and established authors have enough problems of their own.
The only person who seems to be doing well out of the writing game, the man selling the shovels in a gold rush, is the founder of The Write Stuff, a company providing ‘how to get published’ help to would-be authors.
As the wannabe wordsmiths attempt to scramble onto the ‘up’ escalator to literary fame during The Write Stuff’s annual conference, will they notice the dejected author of many years’ standing passing them by, going in the other direction?
As the conference builds to an explosive climax, what lengths will the prospectors go to in order to strike it rich? Don’t be fooled into thinking that writing a book never killed anyone.