‘SANDLANDS’ First Story – ‘THE WHITE DOE‘ The first visitation occurred in January, very early one morning. They came from the Seven-acre, which still bristled with the ruined stalks of last year’s barley, up the grass bank and through the patch of scrubby fruit trees that Fran’s mother had referred to as ‘the orchard’, before […]
I write well-fleshed out characters, and inevitably, more ideas spring from my subconscious. They all have a little bit of me in them. It’s very hard to figure out in advance how a story will unfold, but after having written so many novels, I feel more comfortable letting the ideas come up from somewhere in my own subconscious. Writing is much easier now because that sense of panic I used to experience doesn’t set in as I begin a new book.