Saturday, March 31, 2012

Meet the author Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed bestselling novels including A Village Affair, The Choir and The Rector's Wife. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters and several historical novels.
Me and a few of The Writers @ Lovedean went along to Chichester Writing Festival, West Dean College, on Saturday 31st March at 8pm.   It was set in beautiful grounds, but I was a bit surprised that we were immediately seated in uncomfortable chairs without the opportunity of getting a coffee first.

I did pick up a few useful pointers.  Joanna reccommends carefully planning the first four chapters and the last four chapters and letting the work develop organically while writing.  Although she says that she is very much a 'noticer' she did seem to stereotype people in her talk.

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