The Writer is the story of John Daniel a young man whose main aim in life is to become a professional novelist. However the road to having a manuscript published can be a very long and arduous one. This is about his labours and his trials, his ups and downs. Balance is given to the story by telling of the romantic side of his life and some neighbours from hell that he has to contend with. It also tells of the ups and downs of the members of a writers' circle he is part of. This novel is especially for all people who have been through the long process and frustrations of contacting publishers and literary agents; just to let you know I understand.