Writing

Where did Rosa Czekov come from?

I’m often asked where the ideas for my stories come from and as I have said before there are all sorts of triggers for me, images, snatches of conversation, news items, people at a party… It’s difficult to remember exactly where ‘The Stalking of Rosa Czekov’ came from… certainly I had wanted to write a story about stalkers […]

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Putting your readers on the right train….

Having arrived at the right station for catching the train through your story to your destination, the end, it is important to know who your travelling companions are. Characters The reader relies on the writer to give them information about the characters. Names are important; think how old a person is as names often relate to age, an old […]

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You have an idea for your story…

The next thing to think about is…. Your readers! Think about your audience! For a start, who are your readers? Adults, children, teachers, friends…? Be aware of them and how they may read your story and what they may read into your story… or perhaps not understand! Your audience is not watching a play, film […]

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Next book… maybe a love story?

I am thrilled at the response I have had for my first two novels published as e-books, ‘Farholm’ and ‘Rosa’, but now I’m thinking of what to publish next. I am thinking of ‘Loving Judah’, which – although there is some action, is really a love story. The hook is what the ending will be… will he, […]

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