In Chapter nine I talk about...
Anne Fine - Raking the Ashes
Fleur Jaeggy - Sweet Days of Discipline
David Seabrook - All the Devils are Here
This Podcast Will Kill You
And a soup... Recipe below (I swear it makes you glow like the Ready Brek kid)
Plus I share a couple of monologues I wrote from two character points of view and discuss how these exercises can help get under the skin of your characters (ouch).
Get in touch and tell me about your reading and writing, and have a very darling festive season.
Coconut lentil soup
Split red lentils (handful or two)
Can of coconut milk
ginger (I use the powder kind... it's fine)
lime juice (a good squirt)
Veg stock (about as much as the coconut milk)
chilli (dried flakes)
garlic (3 cloves)
Chuck it all in, boil it, simmer it till the lentils have softened and dissolved...
Trust me. It's delicious, and I can't cook.