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How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part Two


Alternative Realities

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part two.

Kissed by Lady Luck

I continue to count my blessings that when I started to think about possible outlets for my writing, Black Library still had an open submissions window. I’m a lifelong fan of Warhammer so I naturally had a Black Library in mind as someone I’d like to write for and while exploring the internet for advice I managed to stumble across their submissions guidelines. As chance would have it there was a submission window open right then. It was going to be open for another 2 weeks.

Being a pretty lazy guy really, I thought about putting it off for another year. Give myself time to think about it, to work on it, perfect my prose.

The thought that I might…

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Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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