Writing is my companion. It is there when I’m sad. It is there when I’m thoughtful. It is there when I’m happy. My characters speak to me and compel me to write their stories. I am filled with their feelings, their perceptions and I realise just how different I am from them. I realise how different we all are from each other and it makes me see the human condition in terms of differences and similarities. In terms of love and hate and fear and hope…they are what drives every protagonist I’ve had the fortune to write.
Fear and hope: the stick and the carrot.