A dog story for adults and kids.
If your dog could talk, what stories would he tell?
‘Sam’s Story’ is written by the scamp himself: a fun-loving, adventure-seeking, wise-beyond-his-years Bearded Collie – with a little help here and there from his human.
It’s a touching dog story based on real events, which may seem quite hard to believe when you read them!
Sam’s human learns much from his ability to live life to the full in the present moment, never judging others and embracing every happening that comes his way. This book is ideal for anyone who loves amazing dog stories and animal stories.
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This particular genre is different from others because in a sense my dog wrote ‘his’ book himself. It’s filled with Sam’s insights and his unique slant on life. I’ve learned more from him than he can possibly have learned from me.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
In general (and it doesn’t really apply to Sam’s Story, which developed its own special style) this is my best advice:
Simply write, without waiting for ‘inspiration’ to strike! Develop a small idea, letting it grow in its own time, and then write a synopsis of it – excitedly, as if this is an actual happening that you’re telling to your best friend. Create ‘potted biographies’ of each main character, until you know them through and through, before starting on your first draft. At this stage, I aim for 1,000 words a day – and then I write several further drafts until the novel ‘lives’.
P.G. Glynn lives in the quirky ancient town of Totnes, close to glorious Dartmoor and not far from the sea at Torbay and Dartmouth. She is inspired, (and tries not to be daunted!) on her morning walks beside the Dart, by the knowledge that Agatha Christie could see this same river from her holiday home – Greenways – and that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is said to have set The Hound Of The Baskervilles on Dartmoor.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by my charismatic Bearded Collie, Sam. In fact, his story is written more by him than by me. Read it and you’ll see what I mean!