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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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Weardale ballad

It’s a question fiction writers often get asked: ‘Where do your characters come from?’ There are two expected answers – one, that they’re all bits of myself; the other, that they’re taken from real life, from people around me. Both … Continue reading

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