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Writing Crossover Fiction
Thoughts on writing

Writing Crossover Fiction

Writing crossover fiction first appeared on The Literary Sofa.   When I began writing Notes on My Family I wasn’t thinking about whether I was writing a book for adults, or YA fiction, or a crossover novel. I was simply writing a novel. I knew I wanted to write a darkly humorous book about a dysfunctional family living a seemingly…

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Notes on My Family
Thoughts on writing

How I became a published author

I started writing Notes on My Family in 2015. I was at university, studying Creative Writing. I had always written but it wasn’t until I went to university that I began to take my writing more seriously. I knew I wanted to write a novel. I love children’s literature, teen fiction, and coming of age stories so writing from the…

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Brighton pier
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Ann Quin, and a sense of place in literature

‘A man called Berg, who changed his name to Greb, came to a seaside town intending to kill his father… Window blurred by out of season spray. Above the sea, overlooking the town, a body rolls upon a creaking bed: fish without fins, flat-headed, white-scaled, bound by a corridor room – dimensions rarely touched by the sun – Alistair Berg,…

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On Ideas

I was thinking this morning about ideas. A question that every author is asked at some stage in their writing career is: Where do you get your ideas from? It’s an obvious question which often results in a less than obvious response from the author. There is one thing to remember here: ideas are not plot. For me, ideas are…

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