Simon Scarrow

Literary Birthday – 3 October – Simon Scarrow


Happy Birthday, Simon Scarrow, born 3 October 1962.

Nine Quotes

  1. A storyteller, a good one, mind you, produces a spell that binds his audience into sharing another world.
  2. My page, without me, is useless. Without my page, I am useless. I must write my words true. I must write better than my competition who is trying to outsell me.
  3. Before God, I swear this creed. My laptop and myself are the defenders of my fortune. We are the masters of our words. We are the saviours of my life. So be it, until we reach number one in Bookscan and there is no enemy, but peace of mind!

Read: Simon Scarrow’s 6 Tips For Aspiring Writers

Simon Scarrow is a UK-based author who was born in Nigeria. He is a successful historical fiction writer with several best-selling series to his name, including the Eagles of the Empire series set in 1st Century Roman Europe.

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  1. sue bee

    yes! yes! yes! a word processor! Writers need word processors. They do not need MS Word or other writing software on a computer that can be linked to the distracting Internet. We need something to write on or with. And if we need to do research, i think maybe we really need to do the “old fashioned” thing (i.e. pre-1990s) and actually go to the library or call the reference librarian! But, since I don’t have a word processor any more, I am stuck with my computer that is a wonderful partner-in-crime — the crime being procrastination from getting the actual writing done! I actually prefer paper and pen but I then hate the job of deciphering my own handwriting and typing in what’s been written. if i am in the place where i am willing to write, i want to go forward and find out what is going to happen next, not revisit what is done and possibly derail myself with the inner critic nagging or make me rewrite that first draft already …

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