Category: Author

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The Knight's Sword

The Knight’s Sword

For the second voice I seek to echo, I have chosen a more challenging author, Erin Morgenstern and her debut novel, The Night Circus. Read more on Author's Notes, The Knight's Sword.
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Story writing: Stay with me, my love

Story writing: Stay with me, my love

In the quest for a better understanding of one’s voice as a writer, Neil Gaiman suggests writing in the style of someone else. So I did. … Continue reading on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Inspirational Writer

The inspirational ​writer

Alan McCluskey describes himself as an inspirational writer. Rather than following a plot, he is the first reader, discovering the story as he writes (...) Read more on Author's Notes.
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The Favourite

Film: The Favourite

The Favourite, a strange film that plays out in a claustrophobic world, folded in on itself, dripping with decay and decline, cloaked in stuffy air, yet run through with violence and rampant sensuality... Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Local Voices

A new novel coming soon: Local Voices

In her drive to re-establish women at the heart of hearthside healthcare, Annie is pitted against Health England that targets her and those close to her, wreaking havoc... Read more on Author's Notes.
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Illustration by Ben Jennings for George Monbiot’s article in The Guardian.

Stories of people who live far from the spotlight

In an article in The Guardian, George Monbiot urges us to pay attention to “(…) the story of people who live far from (…) the spotlight (..)” Untold stories are a central theme of my latest novel, Local Voices. Read more on Author's Notes.

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Cracks in the publishing system

Growing in the cracks in the publishing system

The opposition of French bookshops to the shortlisting of a self-published book underlines the cracks in the publishing system and the need to rethink it... Read more on Author's Notes.

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Shhhhh! Writing. New book.

Shhhhh! Writing. New book.

Shhhhh! Writing. New book. Follow-up to Stories People Tell. Annie promoting local voices. Seventy-five chapters so far. Eighty thousand words. Coming soon. Read more on Author's Notes.

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Writing a sequel to Stories People Tell

Writing a sequel to Stories People Tell

Of course, I couldn’t resist. I began a sequel to Stories People Tell. It starts in Waterloo Station, in the press of commuters under this clock where an unpleasant surprise is awaiting Annie and her girlfriend Kevin. Read more on Author's Notes.

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The art of letting a story write itself

The art of letting a story write itself

The writing of a novel brings together a wealth of experience and know-how combined with an ability to surrender to a story and let it lead you. Read more on Author's notes.