Behind the Scenes: Part 7 – Publication

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. Click to read Part 1 (The Idea), Part 2 (Plot and Structure), Part 3 (Setting), Part 4 (Characters), Part 5 (Writing) and Part 6 (Revision). Well,  I can hardly believeContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 7 – Publication”

Behind the Scenes: Part 6 – Revision

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. Click to read Part 1 (The Idea), Part 2 (Plot and Structure), Part 3 (Setting), Part 4 (Characters) and Part 5 (Writing). As Ernest Hemingway famously said, with characteristic brusqueness:Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 6 – Revision”

Behind the Scenes: Part 5 – Writing

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. Click to read Part 1 (The Idea), Part 2 (Plot and Structure), Part 3 (Setting) and Part 4 (Characters). In recent years, I’ve learned the hard way – as IContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 5 – Writing”

Behind the Scenes: Part 4 – Characters

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. Click to read Part 1 (The Idea), Part 2 (Plot and Structure) and Part 3 (Setting). I wrote in my earlier post on plot and structure about ‘architects and gardeners’Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 4 – Characters”

Behind the Scenes: Part 3 – Setting

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. Click to read Part 1 (The Idea) and Part 2 (Plot and Structure). Like most Gothic novels, setting is crucial to Greythorne. Whether it’s an isolated, spooky old house (inContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 3 – Setting”

Behind the Scenes: Part 2 – Plot and Structure

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. Part 1 looked at the development of the original idea. When I tell them I’m a writer, a lot of people respond with “Oh, I often think I’ve got aContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 2 – Plot and Structure”

Behind the Scenes: Part 1 – The Idea

In this series of posts, I’m going to be taking you behind the scenes of Greythorne and the process I went through to write it. One of the most common question writers get asked is where our ideas come from, and to be honest, I wish I knew! Generally, story ideas creep up on meContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: Part 1 – The Idea”

Visualising Greythorne

One of the things that really gave me the drive to write Greythorne after going through a bit of a creative drought was connecting with a fabulous group of artists, including dancers, painters, musicians, poets and other writers at the Poatina artists colony in Poatina, Tasmania. In January 2014, after I’d just finished the firstContinue reading “Visualising Greythorne”