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 […]
Those of you who have been following this blog for a little while, or who have encountered me either in real life or online, will no doubt know that I am an enthusiastic exponent of fandom and its many creative forms. These, for me, have included fanfiction, fanart and fanvidding, and I’ve written academically on […]
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 […]
Well, OK, he’s a pretty good contender for Matthew, too. Tall? Check. Dark? Check. Brooding. Oh, hell, check! Anyone want to make a film with me?!
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.