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Phill Featherstone

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in Leeds, The United Kingdom



Philip Pullman

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Phill lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. His novel, Paradise Girl, Book 1 of the REBOOT trilogy, is set in the northern hills where, amidst the majestic beauty of the rolling moors, a lone young woman faces a bleak future due to a world pandemic. In Book 2, Aftershocks, the twin brother of the heroine of Book 1 sets out to discover the truth behind the infection. REBOOT concludes with Book 3, Jericho Rose. By now the pandemic is over and it's time to rebuild. However, there are those who seek to exploit the situation for their own ends and risk losing the little that's left. Phill's other novel, The God Jar, is a tale of magic and mystery which straddles 16th century Europe and 20th century England.
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Phill Featherstone I've never experienced it - there's simply so much to write about. However, I do know that it's problem that strikes some people, and I think it might…moreI've never experienced it - there's simply so much to write about. However, I do know that it's problem that strikes some people, and I think it might be due to one or other of two things: a drying up of the imagination ('There's nothing new left to say') or a failure in confidence. Maybe for some it's both. For the first one, imagination, there are several things to try. Newspapers and magazines can be wonderful sources of plot and characters and can act as great stimuli. Another approach is to take an existing work by a writer you admire, and redo it. Change the time or location, or the gender of the main character(s), and go from there. It's not plagiarism because as you start to tell the story it will change and become your own. Besides, it worked for Shakespeare! And as has often been said, there are only seven basic plots.
The confidence problem is harder. You have to be pretty arrogant to pour out your words and expect people to give up their money and their time to read them. It's natural to sometimes doubt whether one's material is good enough. I don't think this is a bad thing. A little humility is helpful for a writer and part of the human condition, which after all is what we all write about.(less)
Average rating: 4.04 · 190 ratings · 141 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Paradise Girl (REBOOT #1)

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I Haven't a Clue

I’ve been asked before about ‘writer’s block’ and have been stuck for an answer – the problem being that I don’t know what it is! Sometimes I’ve known where I wanted a story to go but not been sure how to get there, but I don’t think that’s the same thing. I think that ‘writer’s block’ is different.
I’m not bragging here; it’s nothing I deserve any credit for, but I’ve never (since I took up writin Read more of this blog post »
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Paradise Girl (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A highly infectious and incurable virus spreads worldwide. Seventeen-year-old Kerryl Shaw and her family live on a remote farm and think they will be safe, but the plague advances. Despite deaths around them, the Shaws survive. This changes when a stranger arrives, and it becomes clear he has brought the infection to their door. One by one the family fall sick. With her family and friends dead, Kerryl is alone. Kerryl is sure it’s only a matter of time before she, too, dies, so she decides to record what she thinks will be her final days in a diary. She imagines a reader and calls him Adam. As loneliness and isolation affect the balance of her mind, Adam becomes real to her. Things come to a head when Kerryl starts to receive texts. Who are they from? Adam? What does he want? Is he a threat? Kerryl finds out when she sets out to meet Adam on the moors.

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I'm a big Kate Atkinson fan and I enjoyed this book immensely. The narrative begins in 1940 when Juliet, the heroine, is conscripted into an odd MI5 enterprise to trap 3rd Reich sympathisers. She's an attractive character. I love her sardonic, tongue ...more
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