Month: June 2017

When Words Collide

No sense sitting on the offence. As I progress with my fifth thriller and tie myself in knots with middle class angst about some my working class characters’ attitudes, I’m quite attuned to our propensity to get things wrong. Getting it wrong doesn’t mean you’re necessarily prejudiced or bigoted. You could just be thoughtless. On the one hand, …

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Music for Writing

I can hear music. Not just a brilliant track by The Beach Boys (and also nicely covered by The Ronettes), but also a statement of fact. Why? Because generally I write fiction to a musical backdrop. When I work on a novel I use different types of music to get into the mood of a scene. …

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