Met Suzannah Dunn in Bath for lunch. What a privilege to spend time with someone who is so ready to help me on my writing journey. Mostly I have learned that the small intimate details are what build a story and a character. Also, go easy on the melodrama! And finally, be careful of cliché, as in the old wise woman who offers pearls of wisdom when the protagonist needs reassurance and insight.
I am so pleased to be working with a great group of writers as part of a Curtis Brown Studio. Best of all we have Suzannah Dunn as our mentor and guide. She has already given so much time to us and has entered our discussions with such enthusiasm and commitment, that I am amazed that she still has time to work on her own novel.