Front Cover of Zed and the Cormorants
Clare Owen
Kayaking on the Fowey River
What next?
Telltales at Port Eliot Festival
Happy Feet
Domestic chores
Illustration - Klara Smith
Character development
The boathouse


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Character development

I approach all the characters in my stories like I would an acting role: mind maps, hot seating, hanging out with them on long walks and writing journals in their voices. I know what music they like, what flavour ice cream they'd chose, what thrills them and what fills them with dread. And then I put it all aside and let them surprise me...