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My first book Call me Aphrodite is available on Amazon and in different formats on Smashwords.
Aged 13 and alone in London, Aphrodite has lost her memory. She desperately wants to know who she is, but the more she learns, the more she becomes afraid to learn.
Call me Aphrodite is the story of a 13 year old girl, dragged from the river Thames by Leon a young boy who lives with his prostitute sister. She calls herself Aphrodite because she can’t even remember her own name. What dark secrets are behind the locked doors inside her head? What is her mind trying to protect her from?
As she struggles to forge a new life for herself, she is forced into the dangerous world of under-aged prostitution by a collection of twisted characters that both terrify and fascinate her. Then one traumatic night a shocking event smashes through the barriers in her mind, and the real horror of what she has gone through in her past is revealed to her. Aphrodite has paid a terrible price to regain her memory. What can she do next?
She can't change her past. Can she change her future?
So what is writer's style, and what is writer's voice, and what is the difference, and why should I care?
Last question first. You should care. Agents and publishers talk about a writer's voice. You might hear them say, a writer has an original voice. The writer's voice can be the deciding factor in whether a manuscript is accepted or rejected. You might have written a great story in the right genre and your spelling, punctuation and grammar might…Continue
How do you design your characters? Some sources recommend filling in a questionnaire or CV. You need to answer questions like "what is her favourite film?", or "what does he drink?" etc. This doesn't work for me, because by the time I know the answers to those kind of questions I have written my novel.
I design my characters in the same way you might find out about someone in real life. When you first meet someone new, you form an opinion based on appearance, circumstances…Continue