Seven sensible steps to success as a writer
Step 1 (continued): Inspiration….
I’ve published eighteen books in my career – but only twice has the Muse whispered and a book leapt fully formed into my mind.
The first was The Grandfather Clock. A thought struck in the bathroom one day: ‘What about a girl who gets trapped inside a grandfather clock, and the only way out is to climb the chain and through the clockwork until she falls into the picture on the dial?’
I have such a clock at home. The idea must have worked itself out in my unconscious before surfacing. But it became so compelling that I could only start to write it down.
It was like taking dictation. .........Read More