Hamish Adourian

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I was born in Dundee, some of my earliest memories being of the windswept, rainy beaches off the east coast of Scotland. I grew up mainly in the ‘oil town’ of Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth, with brief spells in London and Oxford, and a couple of years in Florence, Italy. I moved down to London with my family in my mid-teens and have lived here ever since, though I of course regularly travel back to Scotland and enjoy exploring the different regions of Italy.

I studied computer science and physics (yes, a science!) at Royal Holloway, University of London, in the small Surrey town of Egham. Whilst there, I wrote the first draft of Jennifer Brown and the Dagger. After graduating, I began work in the financial technology (‘fintech’) industry
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Recall that there are three components to any novel: character, plot and setting. Let’s take a look at the latter.

Most ideas for new novels begin with one of the above. Either you have an idea for a character but no full story yet, or a story but not the characters, or perhaps you have the setting. A hotel, a workplace, a distant land, a country estate, a forest. I personally have been motivat...

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