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A Novel with a seasonal note
Many people will have heard or sung parts of Handel’s Messiah at Christmas, but few of them, I suspect, will be familiar with the story of rejection and rehabilitation that lies behind its creation.
Behind the Scenes of the Gypsy Trail
Snow swirled by the window and an empty fireplace taunted my blue fingers as I sat in the parlour of Lednice Castle, in the Czech republic, listening to the tap, tap, tap of inspiration seeping from my soul into my brain.
What Makes Your Character Tick
Imagine a story where everything is just fine and dandy. A story where nobody wants anything, because life is peachy.
A Hard Act to Follow
It's an all-too-common issue with writers. They write a novel, rewrite it, edit it, and get it published.
Loving or Loathing Your Characters
In truth, anyone can write a first novel. The proof of a writer’s talent comes from the second and subsequent books and the creation of a completely different set of characters for each new story.
Why do Writers Write? N.E. David
I regularly buy The Daily Telegraph – once a week, on a Saturday. Not for its political opinions I hasten to add, I’d be just as happy to read The Independent, although I usually find Charles Moore’s views eminently sensible.