We went to a reading last week with Evie Wyld and Trevor Byrne. I hadn’t read their books but the extracts they read out sounded good so I will seek them out later. The following day we had a workshop with them. They were very generous in describing their experiences as writers, very open and honest. It was nice to hear that everyone has bad days, and everyone can feel daunted by the enormity of it all sometimes.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
I have gone on the internet and used the faces of strangers for some of my characters. This might be cheating but at least I can picture them a bit more clearly. It is working as a starting point anyway. I though this was a cunning plan instead of basing them on people I know.
My villian was too obvious, he wasn’t twisting his waxed moustache but it was close to that. I don’t want more of a rounded character. So I’ve modelled him on Steven Merchant. Now I like him too much, I’m not sure he’s scary at all. Oh dear. Steven Merchant why do you have to be so likeable?