Casting Call!

Things are well underway with Heart Shaped Bruise (working title) – book number two. It’s been an interesting journey so far. It actually started out as a story with just one main character and I’d clocked up 50k words on it…until I had a brainwave which went something along the lines of ‘Oh, I know! Why don’t I scrap it all and start again!’ Only to then revert back to the original plan. Sigh. I don’t make things easy for myself now, do I? I have to say though, I’m loving this new version and I love this photo, which sums it up so far:

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As usual, it means lots of research, some of which is huge amounts of fun and some of which is horrifically humbling, inspiring and scary. And, I need some help. If you or anyone you know has ever been a victim and/or perpetrator of domestic violence, then please get in touch.

Pretty heavy huh? Well, yes. That’s because I like to write about real things, issues that affect people everyday, and I want to do them justice by portraying them well. So any help would be hugely, massively, enormously appreciated! It goes without saying that any info given would be strictly confidential and changed in a way to make it non-obvious as to identities and such in the book.

Thanks guys, and have an awesome week!

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2 Comments

  1. The first thing I thought when I saw your blog was ‘wow, look at that cover for Together Apart’ and it was reminiscent of Sophie Hannah, of whom I am a great fan. I think you’re right, you will have to do tons of research to give authenticity to such complex, real subjects, but your writing will be all the richer for it. Oh, and well done on the word count! Good luck!

    1. Thanks! I’m in love with that cover. Can’t wait to get the paperbacks through so I can stare at it all day 😉 I haven’t heard of Sophie Hannah, I’ll check it out.

      The research is heartbreaking so far. I’m wondering just how far to take it – I guess I’ll see how it goes.

      Thank you again!
      x

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