To celebrate the release of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, the Impress team have a handful of suggestions for die-hard fantasy readers while they wait for the next book to be released. Happy Friday Reads! The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss The first in this series – Name of the Wind – is the… Read More Friday Reads: Game of Thrones, Welcome Back!
This week, we’re talking to Alex Clare, début author of He’s Gone about her writing habits. What’s the most important thing a writer needs? Once you have a spark of inspiration, what is it that makes sure the words end up corralled neatly on the page rather than left running around your head? For me it’s a… Read More Where I Write Chapter 4: Alex Clare
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this week the Impress team are discussing their favourite Shakespeare plays, along with their favourite versions of each. Julian’s opted for King Lear King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most powerful and moving plays. Lear himself is a psychological goldmine; it’s impossible to watch him battle through… Read More Friday Reads: Celebrating Shakespeare400
This week, Clare Kane, author of Electric Shadows of Shanghai, shares her writing ways with us. When it comes to where writers write, fiction is far more glamorous than reality. I like to imagine myself sitting down to produce beautiful prose in a setting right for an author: a wood-panelled office with a view of… Read More Where I Write Chapter 3: Clare Kane
This week Julian Fellowes launched Belgravia, an app hosting a story of 11 episodes published week by week. Fellowes is following in the tradition of Charles Dickens and the penny press by publishing each episode in instalments (although with the slight difference that Fellowes has written the story in one go rather than in response… Read More Friday Reads: Our Favourite Dickens Characters
This week’s ‘Where I Write’ follows James Calum Campbell, author of Click, Double-Click and The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange (coming soon), who splits his time between his home in Scotland and New Zealand. My modus operandi is completely anarchic. But there is a discernible pattern. I start as far away from the PC or the… Read More ‘Where I Write’ Chapter 2: James Calum Campbell
With the advent of TV programmes such as The Tudors, Vikings and Reign comes books of a similar ilk. Here at Impress HQ, we’re discussing some of the reigning authors in the historical fiction genre. First up is Philippa Gregory Gregory has been writing since the 1980s, but is probably best known for her novel… Read More Friday Reads: If you liked Vikings and Reign, you’ll love…