Because you’ve clicked on the link to read this article, you have expressed, at least to yourself, a desire to write a novel. A novel that will be published, a novel that will be read, a novel that will be enjoyed. As you sit there, and imagine all the fascinating novels you’ve read before, think of two or three authors that you really like. As you are thinking of those authors now, as you read this, ask yourself one question:
What is it that they have, that I don’t have?
Is it God given talent? A well regarded education? Some magical breaks that only “others” get?
Nonsense. Grisham ain’t got nothing on you.
They have nothing that you don’t already have. You have creativity. You talent. You have passion. You wouldn’t have the desire to write a novel if you didn’t already have the talent to do so. Have you ever had a strong desire to run up to the roof of a tall building, jump off, and fly? Of course not. That is because you can’t fly. That is how the brain is designed. You cannot have a desire to do something, unless you are capable of doing it. Because you scanned the Internet, maybe looking for ideas on how to write, or become a writer, or become published, or improve your writing skills, you have the desire. A desire that is a starting point to all success. A desire that is the seed the will become the mighty oak.
So what do you do now? You write. Every day. Read as many novels as you can, and soak them up like a sponge soaks up water. Your favorite place should be the public library. Humans learn best by modeling those that are better than us. When you were young, you copied how to walk from older people. When you were in school, you copied how to read and write from your teachers.
So it is with writing. Read your favorite authors again and again. Learn from them. Improve on them. It’s not secret that many current best selling authors got their start by reading a novel and thinking to themselves:
“I can do that. I can do better than that!” And they did, and so can you.
Because you can naturally think of at least one way to apply your insights from this, you will likely enjoy George Hutton’s widely read Zapotec. Many people like you are starting to discover that Zapotec may be one of the best novels to come out in a long time. Of course you don’t have to decide now if you want to read this book or not, you can simply learn more and find out what others are saying when you visit http://www.georgehutton.net/zapotec
Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.
The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?
As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?
A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Rob Bryndza’s new series today – at a special launch price.
Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster
She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.
What people are saying about The Girl in the Ice
‘I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionate, and the story drew me along beautifully. I found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.’ Angela Marsons
'An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.' Mel Sherratt
‘I enjoy this type of crime-thriller, especially one with a lot of twists and turns and with surprises thrown in to keep the reader off balance... I certainly was not disappointed.’ Booked: The Crime Fiction Club
‘The Girl In The Ice is a brilliantly clever crime thriller. It is a steady read which towards the end had me hurtling at full speed, until WHAM!!!! with an ending that just totally blew me away! An absolute must read for all you crime fanatics out there.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
‘This is an outstanding book, Erika is a tremendously complex and intriguing character.’ For the Love of Books
‘Engaging, thought provoking, full of suspense this is one murder mystery you won't want to miss.’ Erisea Magazine
‘With a great plot that really digs into the depths of human nature and some fascinating characters that really were excessive shades of light and dark…The book keeps you guessing and on edge, you will think you have it ALL worked out, but the twisty reveal was very impressive, loved it.’ Book Lover Cat Lady
‘I found myself racing through the chapters…it has plenty of twist and turns, with enough red herrings to keep the reader captivated to the very last page, it's addictive, compulsive and much more.’ The Book Review CaféPrice: $7.70
- The Girl in the Ice