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Always Take Notes : Advice from the world's greatest writers - Simon Akam

Always Take Notes

Advice from the world's greatest writers

By: Simon Akam, Rachel Lloyd

Hardcover | 28 November 2023

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Bestselling and award-winning authors share the secrets to their success, and the hard lessons they have learnt along the way.

Where do the best ideas come from? How do you stay motivated? What does it take to become a published author? And how do you actually make money from your writing?

For over five years the hosts of Always Take Notes podcast have posed their nosiest questions to some of the world's greatest writers. The result is a compendium of frank and frequently entertaining guidance for living a creative life. From the early failures that shaped them to the daily challenges of writing and the habits that keep them on track, literary luminaries of all genres offer guidance to inspire.

About the Author

Simon Akam is the co-host of Always Take Notes and author of The Changing of the Guard: The British Army since 9/11. He is a contributing writer for the Economist's 1843 magazine, and his journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, the Atlantic and more.
Industry Reviews
'Anyone who takes writing seriously will find this book both fascinating and useful' -- Joe Moran * author of First You Write A Sentence *
'Inspiring and very useful' -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * author of Write It All Down *
'For anybody who is interested in what it means to write and to be a writer, this is a very lovely book' -- Kate Mosse * author of the Languedoc Trilogy *

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