My sister took us to the local car-boot sale, which I enjoy rooting in boxes of old books, because one never knows what one may find. I found an amazing copy of ‘Brewer’s dictionary of Phrase & Fables’ which I love to peek into every now and again only to find I can’t put it down when I’m supposed to be doing other research. It’s just amazing what things you never knew you knew until you start reading it. Did you know to shoot a line? Is an R.A.F phrase meaning to exaggerate, to tell a tall story?
Lincoln green. Lincoln, at one time was noted for its light green, as Coventry for its blue and Yorkshire for its grey cloth.
Or... Ok that’s enough for now, I told you it’s so easy to lose oneself in the book. Anyway, back to the book I picked up this time. I picked up a copy of ‘How to write a Million. The complete guide to becoming a successful Author.’
Personally, I think your best chances of becoming a successful author is to write a How to Book, simply because there are people like me who want to write and give up the day job.
Well to start with, it cost me the grand total of 30p, instead of £9.99. And, who knows I might just learn something truly amazing... All right, I know, maybe not, but it does say on the copy of the book ‘Methods that really work’.
I always believed that the only true method was to write a cracking plot with believable characters that has the readers hooked from the first page, so I have been led to believe from reading these kinds of book...lol.
So I shall let you know what I find out when I finish it. I promise not to charge you for the knowledge if I find out any moneymaking secrets.