Last night Joseph Knox (@josephknox__) joined us for #SJsTwitterBookClub to talk about Sirens, his brilliant debut.
We started off talking about why Joseph had chosen Sirens and how important a book it was to him.
We talked about Joseph’s process…
… and whether he shares any similarities with the protagonist of Sirens, Aiden Waits.
Ian Rankin popped by to ask Joseph about his new book, which is a standalone called True Crime Story.
And Joseph told us about the inspiration for the world of Sirens.
And finally we talked about writing advice and what he’d learned from writing the book.
Joseph Knox @josephknox__@danhowarth20 @SJ_Watson The most important thing I learned was, finally, not to try and perfect everything. I know why new writers hesitate - wanting that great title, that perfect opening line - but it can be paralysing and stop you from doing the work. Main lesson, GET GOING. #SJsTwitterBookClub
Next week (Thursday, April 29th, 7.30pm UK time) we will be welcoming author and activist @PaulBurston to talk about his book - The Closer I Get. Dont’ miss it!
(NB If you buy via this link I receive a small percentage).