Philip Hilton — Master of the Written Word — From Journalism to Bestselling Thrillers

Exploring the Diverse Literary Landscape of an Award- Winning Blogger and Author, Bridging Genres and Conquering Amazon’s Thriller Charts

Philip Hilton has a background in journalism and has written for the stage, BBC Radio 4, print and online magazines, as well as websites. An award-winning blogger. Writing as PR Hilton he has written and self-published three books. The first of which reached number 16 in the Amazon thrillers category.

What’s your favorite book no one else has heard of?

 The Theory And Practice of Gamesmanship: Or the Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating by Stephen Potter.

What moves you most in a work of literature?

Truth. When I feel that I’m reading something honest it can be very moving.

What kind of reader were you as a child?

I was an avid comic book reader and still am. I love the merging of art and literature you find in a comic book. This also applies to graphic novels.

What books do you find yourself returning to again and again?

Certain classics which for me are timeless, as well as beautiful. Like Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and Goodbye Mr Chips by James Hilton.

What do you read when you’re working on a book? And what kind of reading do you avoid while writing?

I read fiction books from   other genres and only read nonfiction within the genre I’m working in.

How would you describe your style of writing?

I call myself an organic writer, because my stories develop and grow from the seeds of my imagination.

What was the first thing you ever wrote?

That one’s easy, I was sixteen, it was 1979 and I was listening to Kate Bush’s first two albums nonstop and wrote a short prose poem titled The Henge; it was rubbish.

What types of writing do you enjoy most?

I love different styles and enjoy the challenges that radio and short stories offer from a personal creative viewpoint.

What has been the most challenging project to date?

That’s another easy one. I was commissioned to design, write and create a complete interactive online course and associated elements which included a short video script, acing in the video and even writing and performing voiceover for an animated video. It was so much fun though and worked out great.

What unusual thing do you do whenever you begin a new project, book or story?

I always create a playlist for every single story. I find this gets me in the mood, especially if the story is vintage. Having a soundtrack makes the movies in my mind come alive.

“Twelve Shards of Glass is a collection of short stories, and I found them very thought provoking. Well written and insightful, it is a great book to grab a cup of tea by the fire and pass an afternoon or two”

Jerry Hanel – Amazon reviewer

“Whether you’re a counsellor, coach or complementary medicine practitioner or a spiritual or wellness publisher / business looking to hire a writer, choose Philip Hilton. He offers a professional writing service calling upon his expertise and many years’ experience of working in the mind body spirit world as a wellbeing consultant, and understands what copy you need to help you succeed and thrive.”


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