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S.R. Wilsher

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It didn’t occur to me to write until I was twenty-two, prompted by reading a disappointing book by an author I’d previously liked. I wrote thirty pages of a story I abandoned because it didn’t work on any level. I moved on to a thriller about lost treasure in Central America; which I finished, but never showed to anyone. Two more went the way of the first, and I forgave the author.
After that I became more interested in people-centric stories. I also decided I needed to get some help with my writing, and studied for a degree with the OU. I chose Psychology partly because it was an easier sell to my family than Creative Writing. But mainly because it suited the changing tastes of my writing. When I look back, so many of my choices have been a
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S.R. Wilsher I don’t really suffer. I can be lazy and avoid sitting down to write but I don’t feel that’s being blocked. Because I don’t write full-time I usually …moreI don’t really suffer. I can be lazy and avoid sitting down to write but I don’t feel that’s being blocked. Because I don’t write full-time I usually have notes and ideas that can help get me started, and as I find the first five minutes of any session are always the hardest, I’ll normally just sit down and use my notes to try and work through those. I also always have more than one story on the go, because if I’m devoid of inspiration for one I’ll get on with another. If I’m still struggling with everything then I’ll usually edit because, for me, that’s often the best time to do it. (less)
S.R. Wilsher Because I don’t make a living as a writer, I tend not to think of myself as one and so find that difficult to answer. But writing itself is a release …moreBecause I don’t make a living as a writer, I tend not to think of myself as one and so find that difficult to answer. But writing itself is a release that allows me to make sense of the ideas that form in my head, and I love solving the puzzles those thoughts create; to be able to build something from nothing.
The downside is that because it’s such an insular world where I spend so much time living in my own head, I think it’s tough on those around you. It also means that the ‘real’ job gets side-lined.
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As apocalypses go, it was less desperate than most. Which is praise, although a bit faint. I found the barman and his father an implausible rabbit hole of a conclusion.
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It was stylishly constructed, and the denouement was smart. But I prefer my authors to be anonymous, and the blending of fact and fiction prevented me becoming involved in the story.
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I will go and see the film of the book that I hope is in black and white. The least they can do considering how heavily film noir imagery is employed; lightning flash scenes, rain-soaked denouements, figures lit in doorways, elaborate confessions, di ...more
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Nicely structured and compelling whodunit. It broke a run of disappointing books, even if it did have a cast of characters where I ended up not caring who the victim was.
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A slow start, a protagonist who doesn’t do much protagonising, an oddly humorous tone given the topic, and more endings than LOTR. But the writing and the characterisation carried me along happily. And I’m a big fan of the sardonic aside.
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“Was he proud that you became a soldier?” “No, it hurt him deeply. He was very angry with me, in his own silent, simmering way. “During the war I did what was expected of me when I pulled on the uniform. I can see now that he was afraid that was what would happen to me.”
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