This is one of the most common questions I get asked whenever I mention that I've written a novel.
It's like readers want to decipher my brain and know exactly what I was thinking at the exact moment I wrote down the words of each chapter. I think this has to do with English Literature classes in school and the idea that every author/poet was supposedly choosing specific techniques to make their stories/poems great. Really?
It's my experience that when I write I just write what sounds good with a vague idea of where I want the story to go, and then when I edit and read it back I realise that there are some patterns and clearly my subconscious was sneaking in.
With regards to My Mr Keats - my third finished novel - there were definitive themes and writers that inspired me to write the story the way I did, particularly with regards to including certain elements and characters. You can hear about them in the video I've attached! Enjoy!
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