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Tom Harper

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Tom Harper was born in West Germany in 1977 and grew up in Germany, Belgium and America; he now lives in England. He is chair of the Crime Writers' Association and also a member of the Historical Novels Society and the Society of Authors.

Tom Harper also writes historical adventures as Edwin Thomas.

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Tom Harper I don't believe in writer's block. I believe in being stuck, and being tired - either of which can leave you feeling like you can't go on. The trick i…moreI don't believe in writer's block. I believe in being stuck, and being tired - either of which can leave you feeling like you can't go on. The trick is knowing when you've got a problem, rather than just the usual ebbs and flows of the creative process.

If you're tired, take a nap. If you're stuck, it's because you're trying to force the story to do something unnatural. I ask myself why the scene isn't working, and what I could do differently. Often, deleting the last couple of paragraphs and taking it from there in another direction does the trick.(less)
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“How much longer?"he asked, trying to be casual.
"For ever, if you keep interrupting.”
Tom Harper, The Lost Temple

“If I learned one thing that day, it was that Peter Bartholomew, Arnulf, even Saint John the Divine had all been wrong. The world did not have to end with ten-horned beasts and dragons, angels and fantastical monsters. The prophets who foretold those things had succumbed to the extravagance of their imaginations, and it had played them false. Nothing on earth could be so terrible as men.”
Tom Harper, Siege of Heaven

“So much history buried underneath. We spend our lives to try to dig it out, but always the present buries it again.”
Tom Harper, The Lost Temple

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