Ian McKinney

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I was born and bred in Liverpool, but after leaving for University I didn't return to live in the city for many years.
When I did return I found the city had changed out of all recognition; gone were the boarded up shops and derelict docks, replaced by a modern vibrant city.
However many of the old buildings I remembered from my youth still remained, even if they now had different uses. An abandoned docks was now a tourist destination, and a church now a night club.
It was this that inspired to write the Scouse Gothic books.

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Ian McKinney I try to avoid writer's block by writing several chapters at the same time. I tend to write each chapter from a character's point of view, so If I get…moreI try to avoid writer's block by writing several chapters at the same time. I tend to write each chapter from a character's point of view, so If I get stuck with how to proceed with their story, I move onto another character.
Often when I develop the story of this new character I suddenly understand what will happen or has happened to my previous character.(less)
Ian McKinney The freedom to explore your imagination. To enter into your own private world, with its own rules and certainties, as far away from real life as you w…moreThe freedom to explore your imagination. To enter into your own private world, with its own rules and certainties, as far away from real life as you want to make it. Then hopefully being able to share this alternative world with you readers.
It also allows you to do lots of reading on any topic that takes your fancy - for research. You never know if that book you picked up in the library or in a charity shop will prove a spark of inspiration for your next book.(less)
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'The Champion', Southport's local news paper, has just published a lovely article about the books. Together with a photo that makes me look suspiciously like Rick Stein ! Ha,ha.
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