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I have spent all day creating character profiles for my new book. It’s one of the things they tell you to do when you start writing, and something I’ve only ever done in the sketchiest way. I have always thought … Continue reading

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Magical, invisible women

Diversity in YA (or lack thereof) is a hot topic at present. A comment that struck me recently was along the lines that browsing the YA section of a library or bookshop is like a “hall of mirrors” – provided … Continue reading

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Growing a story

A story starts small. Something pops into your head and waves a little ‘potential story’ flag. There’s not much to it. It’s like a seed, dry and brown, hard to tell what it might turn into. But, like a seed, … Continue reading

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