Friendship in Fiction

One of the main threads in my current novel is the friendship between Joseph Ventre (protagonist) and the young Bella Moretta. As much as I enjoy the research and the historical elements when writing this book, developing Joseph and Bella’s friendship has been and will continue to be my most favourite part! I remember, asContinue reading “Friendship in Fiction”

WoW! A Finalist.

Last month I entered a competition for first chapters in the Liverpool based literary festival, Writing on The Wall. I gave it a go for the experience of reading my own work aloud, which as I experienced is much more nerve-wracking than reading someone else’s. You also get to read in front of a panelContinue reading “WoW! A Finalist.”

From Flaubert to Forrester

A couple of weeks ago, my MA class were asked to choose a paragraph of prose that we admired, from a writer’s point of view. Each person’s choice was different from the rest which made for a very interesting session; we went from the works of Virginia Woolf to Jack Kerouac to Raymond Carver, HunterContinue reading “From Flaubert to Forrester”

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