Writing Tip For The Day

Getting to know your characters is one of the most enjoyable parts of the process of novel writing. A really good way to do it is to keep a scrapbook for each of your main characters as you are writing, pasting in pictures of things they might like – shoes, clothes, accessories, furniture, places to go on holiday, movies, books… anything that takes your fancy. It’s an incredibly good way building up a good internal picture of who your character is on many different levels.

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About Brian Finnegan

My second novel, Knowing Me Knowing You was published in May 2013. It's about a teenage ABBA fan club who reunite 30 years later to travel to Stockholm to an ABBA reunion concert. My first novel, The Forced Redundancy Film Club, was published last year. It's the story of five people who loose their jobs on the same day and set up a club where they watch classic films in each other's houses every month. My full-time day job is as editor of GCN magazine in Ireland.

Posted on October 16, 2012, in Bits 'n' Pieces. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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