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Alan McCluskey

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Alan McCluskey lives amid the vineyards in a small Swiss village between three lakes and a range of mountains. He has published two novels in The Storyteller’s Quest series: The Reaches and The Keeper’s Daughter. He has also published Boy & Girl and its sequel In Search of Lost Girls.

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Alan McCluskey Hmmm! As an inspirational writer I have to be attuned to the characters and what is happening in the story. When I get disconnected I can't write…moreHmmm! As an inspirational writer I have to be attuned to the characters and what is happening in the story. When I get disconnected I can't write satisfactorily. So the trick is to get back into the mood of the story which I generally do by reading over the story (or part of it) up to the point where I left off.(less)
Alan McCluskey The relationship between the author and his or her characters and being able to master the words to tell the story.
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One month ago today I began a new novel entitled Stories People Tell. I am nowhalf way through the book and have written 55,000 words. I know numbers mean very little, but when a story flows so freely that you write over four thousand words in a day, as I did yesterday and the day before, it is an exhilaratingexperience. When your fingers freeze because you are out on a walk in icy cold weathe...

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Description: Book 1 of The Storyteller's Quest The quiet town of Avan with its port, its provincial university and its conservative seafaring folk would hardly be the place you'd expect to run into an adventure and frankly neither Brent nor Sally nor Keira were going out of their way to have one. At least nothing more than the occasional torrid love affair and the awkward self-questioning typical of many young adults like themselves. Sally was finishing her studies in the Theosophy Department of the University hoping to become Professor Rafter's assistant. Keira, Sally's best friend and lover, was a young librarian who occasionally sang in a popular folk group. And Brent was a would-be writer who couldn't quite get his act together. When he wasn't exploring his dreams, he spent hours wandering the streets and lanes in and around the town in search of inspiration. Yet unbeknown to them forces had long been at work that would throw them together in a series of adventures that were going to tax them to the extreme forcing them to discover gifts and to develop abilities that went way beyond what would seem possible. Their's would be a voyage from the real world to the realm of dreams and on into another world called the Reaches that at first sight looked deceptively like their own. http://secret-paths.com

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“Organised religion generally gets in the way of spiritual experience.”
Alan McCluskey, The Reaches

“But if you stray too far on the side of distance and strictness, you end up hard and unapproachable. So you need to be open to unexpected things and you need to be accessible to those people who are honest and forthright with you, especially if they take risks trying to do what their heart dictates.”
Alan McCluskey, Boy & Girl

“Writing a story about a place calls that world into existence. Sometimes, as the author, you accompany it for a while. But even as you write, the characters have minds of their own.”
Alan McCluskey, Boy & Girl

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