The Connection Game: A Novel by S.S Turner released in February in the literary fiction genre.
Benny Basilworth makes connections. A rare intellect, he sees things that others don’t see and draws conclusions that others completely fail to grasp. He has the kind of mind that can make a person a national sensation on the television gameshow “The Connection Game”– and the kind of mind that can be the target of predators.
Despite his brilliance, Benny and his family find themselves destitute, living in a basement apartment with one tiny window that affords them only the view of the feet of passersby on the street above. It is from this vantagepoint that Benny once again starts making connections. Mad, inconceivable connections. Connections that can change lives . . . and turn the entire world upside down.
Humorous, surprising, wise, and remarkably perceptive, The Connection Game is a novel unlike any other and one that you are unlikely to forget.
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Meet the Author:
S.S. Turner has been an avid reader, writer, and explorer of the natural world throughout his life, which has been spent in England, Scotland, and Australia. He worked in the global fund management sector for many years but realized it didn’t align with his values. In recent years, he’s been focused on inspiring positive change through his writing as well as trying not to laugh in unfortunate situations. He now lives in Australia with his wife, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and ten chickens. He is the author of one previous novel, Secrets of a River Swimmer.
5 Unexpected Upsides of being a Published Writer
When you become a published writer and start calling yourself one, you’ll notice lots of changes in your life—mostly good changes, and mostly tiny changes which happen slowly. But over time, when you look back on where you’ve come from as a writer, you’ll notice these tiny changes add up to big changes. For example, here are five unexpected upsides that have happened in my life since I became a published writer…
- Other writers gravitate towards you – Writers are a fascinating and curious bunch of people. Maybe it’s because we see the world slightly differently from your average Joe that we’re so engaging to one another. Since I became a published writer, I’ve found other writers gravitate towards me as though we’re all pre-programmed to identify the other writers in the room. Bring on more of these interesting conversations with other writers.
- People are more forgiving of your eccentricities – When the rest of the world starts calling you a writer, people become more forgiving of your eccentricities. In fact, they expect you to become more eccentric and are somewhat disappointed if you don’t live up to this stereotype. My moustache has responded to this demand by growing incrementally longer in recent months. Who knows how far it will go. Who cares. I’m a writer.
- You have more understanding of what’s really going on with the people around you – Most writers are hard core empaths at heart. I know I am. Being an empath means understanding what’s really going on with the people around you, the no bullshit version. Understanding people at this deeper level is a core part of creating characters, so it’s inextricably connected with writing. And interestingly, the more I write, the more activated this part of me becomes.
- Risk becomes easier to stomach – Once you’re a published writer, your perception of risk changes rather dramatically. The reality is you’ve already exposed yourself in the most vulnerable of ways to the rest of the world through your published works. So what else is there to worry about? You’re already metaphorically walking down the street naked, so taking risk isn’t the big deal it once was.
- Your ability to make new friendships with people who’ve read your books skyrockets – This is an interesting phenomenon. I’ve found that some people who’ve read my books already know me at quite a deep level. This makes a lot of sense as writers tend to reveal their real selves through their writing. With your readers already knowing you so well, you’ve often got a solid foundation to begin a friendship with them. This has been a fun part of my writing journey.
As you can tell, being a writer is anything but boring. I’m sure I’ve got many more unexpected upsides coming my way as my second novel The Connection Game hits the bookshelves.
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