167: Peter Stuart Smith: Taking On The Bad Guys Through The Power Of His Pen
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Mr Peter Stuart Smith.
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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the author Mr Peter Stuart Smith, a man who quite simply could be a guest on Join Up Dots for a whole week.
His history has so much packed into it, its a struggle to decide where I want to start.
Well lets start with telling you that he was born in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and as has made his way through many different positions to where he now finds himself as an established and successful author.
From working in a mortuary, a garage and on a production line Peter Stuart Smith did what many young men did back in the day and joined the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air arm as a pilot and served 21 years protecting the United Kingdom across the world, not least around the area of the Falklands during the war against Argentina.
Later, he worked at Headquarters in London which required continual work that was classed ‘Top Secret’, including United Kingdom preparations for war and transition to war (the ‘War Book’), and he became very familiar with techniques for intelligence gathering in numerous covert operations.
If that sounds like a full life of activities and passions, then our guest had other ideas, and upon leaving the military picked up his pen and started writing under a series of pseudonym that has pushed him high into the bestseller lists across the world.
So what would he call his true calling in life?
Would it be the writing, the military career, or I suppose working in the mortuary (please don’t tell me it was the last one!)
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Peter Stuart Smith
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Peter Stuart Smith such as:
How he would move the recently deceased around the mortuaries for descendants to identify them, whilst they were…..well being more relaxed than they should be!
How even if the job might seem boring then there are elements in all of them that will make you who you are in later life!
Why he believes that his big dot in life was the moment he sent his first attempt at writing to a Vauxhall magazine, and how it changed his life!
Why you must focus on the “Catch-a-bility” of the first page of a manuscript, so the reader is grabbed by its content and will read on…that is how they will get published!
How be believes that there are two types of writers….tree writers and wood writers and the difference between the two
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