Alan Gorevan is an Irish thriller writer and winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair competition. Alan was preparing his debut novel for submission when the 2020 lockdown came along, and he thought his dream was over before it had even started. But then Alan decided he wasn’t going to sit around and wait for agents and publishers, and decided to self publish. Starting with some short stories, Alan’s 2020 led a to an extraordinary run of publication and he takes us through it step by step, culminating with his novel The Kindness of Psychopaths.
And in the extended version for Academy members and podcast Patrons, the Two Marks discuss reading your book like a reader, the self-publishing learning curve, the importance of titles, and much more!