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Louise Phillips

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WINNER OF BEST IRISH CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY AWARD

LOUISE PHILLIPS is an author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers, each shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Her second novel, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, won the award. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform. She teaches crime fiction at the Irish Writers’ Centre. A recipient of an arts bursary for literature, she has also been awarded a writers’ residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat, and has been a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. Her latest novel, THE GAME CHANGER, was published in September 2015
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Louise Phillips Hi Karmel - and thank you for you question. My characters usually start with a voice, and by that I mean their narrative voice on the page. I have…moreHi Karmel - and thank you for you question. My characters usually start with a voice, and by that I mean their narrative voice on the page. I have used bio's, in particular emotional bio's to add more layers, but generally, their voice will grow as the novel progresses, and as I dig deeper into their choices and the life they led before the story begins. I am often surprised by the direction some of my characters take, and sometimes, I have been very lucky, and the voice appears almost complete from day one. I think every good writer will know when a character is working well, as do readers, and once you have that, then their relationships with others in the fictional world, will be as natural as the development of relationships in the real world. I hope this answers your question. Best and warmest wishes, Louise(less)
Louise Phillips Being able to submerge yourself completely into a fictional world. The thing is, writing is a little bit like reading a story. Whilst you're in the…moreBeing able to submerge yourself completely into a fictional world. The thing is, writing is a little bit like reading a story. Whilst you're in the middle of it, that fictional world is your world. I'm about to start my fourth novel and the characters are having conversations in my head, times, places, various happenings are waiting to escape to the page - that is by far the best and most exciting thing about being a writer! (less)
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The manuscript of DARK DAY IN MAY is ready to go out into the world, or in publishing jargon, my agent is extremely happy with it, and therefore it will be visiting some lovely places very soon....

Who knows what the future will bring, but I am very happy with the story, and in the end, that is the MOST IMPORTANT BIT!

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