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Heather Child

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Heather Child's two novels EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU and THE UNDOING OF ARLO KNOTT are published by Orbit (Little, Brown).

Heather lives in Bristol, UK. Alongside writing she has had an eclectic career in charity marketing and communications, and currently works in sustainability.

You can find out more about her novels, including discussion questions for book clubs, at www.heather-child.co.uk or follow her on Twitter at @Heatherika1
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Heather Child Think about why you want to write - there's a misconception that being an author is glamorous and lucrative, but unless you're J K Rowling or Dan Brow…moreThink about why you want to write - there's a misconception that being an author is glamorous and lucrative, but unless you're J K Rowling or Dan Brown, that doesn't apply.

Once you know what you want to get out of writing, get to know your material inside out - the characters, the settings, the backstory. That way your writing will be fluid; it will come from inside the story, and be convincing to readers.(less)
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Everything About You

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Writer as plant: how my third novel grew

Can I get away with claiming that a writer is like a plant, in that they absorb the matter and atmosphere around them and process it into something new – hopefully something that grows of its own accord?

I think this is why so many worrying aspects of modern culture find their way into novels, things that don’t feel quite right. In my case, I chose to write about machines knowing so much about

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