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I often tell my creative writing students to listen to the characters they create, to be alive to what they are saying.
To illustrate the point, I refer to the story of a crime writer who I taught a few years ago and who created a brilliantly-drawn character. When she had finished reading out the chapter in which this new character featured, she revealed that it was only a minor character and that the girl would never appear again.
I argued that the character had so grabbed her…Continue
Posted on September 10, 2019 at 14:32
I am currently working on the latest DCI Jack Harris novel and already, 11,000 words in, I am creating scenes full of raw emotion and human passions ranging from rage to grief.
Now, I have not experienced all the situations I depict but I’ve gone through a lot of scenarios that were similar. For me, the line between real life and fiction is an…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2019 at 10:43