Ken Follett – Worldwide bestseller talks about keeping things simple

This week, Ken Follett shares his writer’s routine. He’s one of the UK’s most successful authors, selling over 170 million books across 80 countries. He has a staff of over 20 working on all aspects of book selling, so he can concentrate on book writing.

We talk about whether that puts pressure on his writing, knowing he has staff relying on him for a salary. Also, what his writing routine of a year looks like, and why his outline is the most important thing he works on.

Ken’s made a career publishing thick historical novels, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ from the ‘Kingsbridge’ series sold bucket-loads, got him critical acclaim, and spawned a TV series. His new novel is ‘Never’, about events that could lead to WW3.

We talk about research, planning, sentences, keeping things simple and how he starts.

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