Radio Reverb is Brighton’s alternative, a community radio station where people can express themselves, open up dialogues and set their own agendas about what’s important, interesting, funny, cool or arty in the city.
Today marked the launch of Writers’ Hub, a new hour-long literary programme devised, produced and presented by Amy Lynn Riley. The first show included interviews with local author Sue Eckstein and a feature on the City Reads project, as well as an extract from my novel, The Mmm Girl, read by Shannon Magness, and a new poem by me on the subject of festival, Music Reminds Us.
You can download my segment of the show here – hope you enjoy it!
Questions snagged from Faye L. Booth
1. Are you a “pantser” or a “plotter?” I plan ahead to a degree – I write outlines, chapter and scene breakdowns – but how I get there is up to how I feel as I write, and subject to change.
2. Detailed character sketches or “their character will be revealed to me as a I write”? Quite detailed, I write character profiles but I discover more when I get down to writing scenes.
3. Do you know your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing? My books are fact-based, but in my current novel the information I have is more about the background, time and place. The people I’m writing about now are real but I know very little about them – sometimes just when they were born, married, died. So despite being densely researched, the mainstay of my work is instinct and imagination. Continue reading