Jacqueline Ward, a published novelist living in the 19th most deprived area in the UK, will have her psychological thriller, How to Play Dead, published on 7th November 2019. The novel, published by Corvus Atlantic Books, is set in a domestic violence refuge and follows the stories of four women told from the perspective of […]
Subtext is implicit. Subtext is a gradual understanding of meaning behind the text that develops as the story unfolds. Subtext can be something we turn to when we have nothing else.
… as with other readers here have found I was up into the early hours to finish it in one sitting and it was well worth it.
inishing the first draft of a novel is a great feeling. You have worked on the story, lived with the characters and in their world for a significant amount of time – but what’s next?
I was happily typing away when the blue screen appeared.
Desperately seeking… something.
A combination of things had lain me low with storm clouds until I am too anxious to write.
I needed a bridge between act 1 and act 2. The past and the present. Life and death.
Who do we think we are? What is out journey? Who do we become?
This morning I went shopping to Ashton-under-Lyne which is where Random Acts of Unkindness, my DS Jan Pearce series, is set. It reminded me of the struggles of finding time to write when you don’t even know if you book will be accepted. I have a day job as well as writing and I have a family […]