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David Shoesmith
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David Shoesmith

Owner, Rhino Surfaces

David's professional bio / interests

Own and operate a groundworks company, which couldn't be more different than wanting to be a writer! I'm unpublished. I've been working on my first Novel for 7 years and have completed 11 drafts, had 2 full MS assessments, had 11 rejections since Oct last year, 2 full MS requests (one rejected because 'couldn't connect with the particular brand of story' but very complimentary of writing). Other full is still outstanding. Now working on second Novel whilst first is still out there trying to kick agents doors down! No formal creative writing training, just sucking up every resource and advice I can get my hands on. I'm married, five grown-up children, a dog who thinks he owns the place, and drive a pick-up! (work related). Glass half-full type of person.

I’d like help with…

How to find an agent that would represent the particular sub genre I've written in. Or even help classifying the sub genre I've written in.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

Will be doing DIY SOS again this weekend (laying a new driveway!). I can drive a digger and most site equipment, yet I make candles when I'm bored! (not for resale!)

I live in

GB

A career highlight

Day job: one of only a small number of companies nationwide in our industry to gain accreditation and certified approval from the Governments Trading Standards department for our standards of business operation and customer care. Wannabe day job as a writer: Getting feedback from the agency who reps JKR that I "really can write well and they would be surprised if I hadn't already secured an agent" Hmm! - felt good though.

Links

Twitter: @ShoesmithDave

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Jan 19, 2022