When place is a character

Well over a decade ago (before I wrote my first book) I had the good fortune of going to a Brisbane Writers’ Festival discussion on the importance of place—how the location, the landscape, the geography, […]

Do action heroes have parents?

A funny thing happens when you are writing scenes for your characters; they appear as though born into the world as adults. They are surrounded by fellow-agents or cops, colleagues, the boss, lovers and enemies, […]