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Christopher Bradbury

Location: Barnsley, United Kingdom

Member Since: June 2013

Last online: February 2019

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Last Updated Mar 17, 2019

Still Moving...slowly...

In like a lion! I'm sure most of us have watched as a cow screams past our window, hoisted by the high winds and tossed none too gently into the neighbours fish pond. It's not for me, all this buffetting. I don't mind rain,indeed I expect it, but this constant windlash is driving me to distraction.

Anyway, that's enough Englishness.

I mentioned last time that I was asked to write a screenplay; that is done and is now with the producer/director. I have also done a score for the movie. As usual with these things, they take time, so it's just a matter of doing, presenting, assessing and refining. However, things have progressed. As is also usual, these things have to be funded, so I am looking at crowdfunding as an idea, but that is up to the boss/producer/director as to whether he wants to take that step.

This does, of course, put any new novels on the shelf, but that doesn't stop my brain constantly churning and turning like farmer tiling his field. Unfortunately, I tend to forget where I planted the seeds, so it is a constant in and out roundabout of ideas, none of which seem to thrive at present.

That is the way things are though sometimes. Roll with it. See what tomorrow brings.

Keep writing.

All the best.

Chris B


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Chris Bradbury was born in 1962. He attended schools in Bracknell, Windsor, Mauritius and Bloxham and, despite all these, failed to learn a thing. He spent his formative years in a cocoon and failed to see the time go by. When he woke up he realised that it was too late.

He has been a shop worker, a hospital porter, worked in medical records, in the CSSD department, as an estate agent, as a nurse, as a delivery driver and a bus driver and now works in a warehouse, ironically for a one of Brtitain's best publishers of military books. Do they publish fiction? Do they heck as like! Hey ho.

He is married to a lady and has some lady children.

He loves them.

He has written over twenty books including the Mike Ward series of spy novels.

Here is the best writing advice he's ever been given:

“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing 1. Never open a book with weather. 2. Avoid prologues. 3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue. 4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely. 5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose. 6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose." 7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly. 8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters. 9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things. 10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip. My most important rule is one that sums up the 10. If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

I hope I live up to it.


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