How to get paid to write about the UK for a living

Here are five tips to make it as an author: 1.

Read books that aren’t for everyone.

If you’ve got an interest in the UK, and you’re passionate about reading, you’ll want to read a book that doesn’t just cater to you.

Here’s a list of books that have been banned in the country: ‘Pale Fire’ by David Goldblatt (1942) ‘The House of the Devil’ by Charles Dickens (1845) ‘A History of the United Kingdom’ by Winston Churchill (1883) ‘An Englishwoman in America’ by Jane Austen (1842) There are also books by the likes of William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Read the titles.

If your first novel was about a book, or a TV series, or you’ve ever been in a band, read books by those authors.

They’ll help you to understand their books and give you the confidence to tackle more ambitious stories.


Read up on your topic.

If it’s a TV show or movie, read the synopsis.

This can give you some insight into how the author wants you to read the book.


Listen to the narrator.

If the narrator doesn’t tell you what to think, ask questions.

Sometimes they’ll tell you about the author’s thoughts.

For example, if the narrator says: ‘You’re an author?

And your books are bestsellers?’, this will give you a better idea of what they think.


Read for yourself.

The best way to find out about a new book is to read it yourself.

Try to go out of your way to read books that interest you.

Ask your friends, the bookstore staff, and other readers if they’re reading the same book.

Find out who wrote it and read it to yourself.

You’ll find it’s very easy to read, and the authors are often happy to share their work with you.