January 15th, 2014 was a very special day. It was the day that a character walked into my head and refused to go away. So it seems only fitting that January 15th became his birthday. That character, of course, was Matthew Carter, Managing Director of a multinational cider producer, divorced father of a teenager and […]
I suppose it’s because I’ve developed into quite a visual thinker over the years, but I’m still finding it much more straightforward to write this novel when I can clearly visualise scenes and characters. Although the Matthew Carter in my head is more of a composite of several tall, dark haired men, I’m eternally on […]
This is not helping my obsessions with: a) the main character in my novel Far From the Tree b) Paul McGann in general. I don’t care if Paul’s not 6’3” – he’s got the hair, the brooding looks and the Land Rover, for goodness’ sake. It’s him or Armitage.