How To Write A Book Part 4

The guys are joined by friend and author, Martyn Ramsey, to discuss 6-key-stages when writing a book.

Each episode has a mini book club to start where the guys discuss a book that seems to have been pretty poorly planned. Martyn then gives his advice and talks about his experiences of the writing process. Then, to wrap things up, the guys discuss some of the advice given online for new writers – good and bad,

Martyn’s book “The 50 Greatest Rangers Games” is available here: https://amzn.to/2RjLqHX

The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown, 2003)

A mystery thriller novel following secret societies and the struggle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Mary Magdalene and Jesus having had children together.

The Da Vinci Code was widely criticized for its many factual inaccuracies and clumsy prose style.

Salman Rushdie called it “a novel so bad that it gives bad novels a bad name,”

Jodi Picoult said “I don’t understand the hype over such a poorly written novel – and as an author who does all her own research, I know better than to consider myself an expert in the field I am writing about

Linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum said “Brown’s writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.”

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