We are so pleased for Alan Baker who, after being a firm friend and active community member of CompletelyNovel since our beginnings, now sees his book ‘The Martian Ambassador’ published by independent publisher Snowbooks and available to buy. Alan is no stranger to success with writing, having penned over 10 books since 1997 (fast work!), but we were thrilled to hear how much Alan felt that the CN community helped him break through with his latest sci-fi-fantasy-thriller. Here’s what he said:
“I’ve constantly been amazed at how friendly, helpful and professional the CompletelyNovel team are. No question is too small (or too stupid!) to go unanswered, and the services the site provides are immensely helpful to the aspiring writer. Although writing is a solitary pursuit, few books are written in isolation; all writers (whether published or not) need feedback, and the comments, reviews and words of encouragement I’ve received on CN have helped me to maintain the positive attitude which is essential to anyone who is serious about getting their work accepted by a publisher. When my novel The Martian Ambassador was accepted by Snowbooks, I realised (after I had peeled myself off the ceiling) that it was the feedback I received from the generous readers and writers in the CN community as much as anything else which had helped me to keep going through the dark days when I wondered whether I was wasting my time…suffice to say that anyone who is serious about the craft of writing would be well advised to join this delightful online community.”
Thanks Alan! You can find out more about Alan and some of his earlier work on his CompletelyNovel Profile.
If you think you could benefit from a bit of moral support form the CN community, get in touch with other writers on the site by having a read of their books in the Readers’ Cafe, clicking on their names and dropping them a message via their profile. Or you can start a discussion any time.