Zippadeedoodah! I may have been quiet for a while, but things are moving fast.
My first book-signing takes place this Friday, 4th November, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in a fantastic café called 'Tea in the Square' in Angmering Village, West Sussex.
The café is full of character, in a pretty village, run by two lovely people who serve yummy cakes. What more could you ask? So if you are in the area, I would love to see you there. - Trisha King, author of Blame it on the Bugatti
BOOK SIGNING: Tea in the Square, Angmering Village, West Sussex, BN16 4EF (map here) Friday 4 November, 11am-1pm
See you there!
We are delighted to announce that Blame it on the Bugatti author Trisha King will have a book signing this Friday (4 Nov). If you're in or near West Sussex, come and meet Trisha!
The book signing will take place from 11am-1pm on Friday 4 Nov, at Tea in the Square, Angmering Village, West Sussex (map here). We hope to see you there!
Writing in the summer
How do I avoid writing? Let me count the ways.
Well, the usual suspects: making tea, dead-heading geraniums, checking when the car tax is due. Some people probably include writing a shopping list, although it seems to me the same list can be endlessly re-used.
I find the process of writing quite soothing, and I'm tremendously pleased with myself if I complete a whole paragraph. So who knows why I put it off - it's a mystery.
- Trisha King
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My desert island book
If my other posts give the impression I only like female writers, then I’ve misled you.
For example, the book I would take on a desert island is The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley.
I love good writing in all its forms. I don’t care about the writer’s gender, nationality or age, or even the genre, just so long as it’s good writing.
Like most readers, I have my favourites and return to them again and again. But I also like to get out of my comfort zone and take a chance.
To minimise the awful prospect of getting a book I don’t enjoy, I let the critics identify outstanding books each year, and pick one from each genre.
It’s astonishing how a wonderful writer can open your eyes to a genre you don’t usually like – which, for me, is science fiction. But who cares what I like. It’s what you like that counts. Just keep reading.
- Trisha King, author of Blame it on the Bugatti. You can get your copy here today!
Finding the way...
I imagine proper writers have a clear idea in their heads of what they want to write about, the main characters, an outline plot, style.
Apparently some have the entire thing mapped before they sit down to write a single word.
It didn’t work that way for me.
Each time I sat in front of the computer, I had no idea what was to happen in the next chapter, or where the plot was going. I simply made it up as I went along.
Which is probably the worst possible way to write a story. But it was the only way I could do it.
This could either mean I have a lot to learn (undoubtedly true), or that we’re all different and have to find our own way – just like life, really.
- Trisha King
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Honest and hilarious!
Summer reading? Can’t beat a bit of Carrie Fisher – honest and hilarious.
Her Mother, Debbie Reynolds, lives right next door to Carrie and they are often together. Yet whenever Debbie phones her daughter she says: Hello. It’s your Mother … Debbie.
As if there might otherwise be some misunderstanding.
- Trisha King
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A real masterclass in writing
I went to a fascinating talk a couple of years ago.
The writer Hilary Mantel and the actor Harriet Walter were discussing how they get under the skin of characters.
The talk was chaired by the playwright and wonderfully-named Timberlake Wertenbaker.
As all three women are favourites of mine and at the top of their game, I was in heaven! - Trisha King
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Did you know? Author Trisha King was a winner of the prestigious Sunday Times short story competition, in 1991. Here, she describes what it was like to win, and to study from a master...
The prize was Deborah Moggach. At least, it was for me. Formally, the prize was a week’s workshop with Deborah Moggach at the Hay-on-Wye Festival. As a lover of her work, when I saw the Sunday Times Short Story competition I couldn’t resist.
If you don’t know her name, you’ll certainly have heard of her work, most recently the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the soon-to-be-released Tulip Fever. Deborah was a hoot, full of fun and always up for some gossip.
I urge you to read her books.
The competition was arranged by Sunday Times columnist Penny Perrick (I touch her hem in gratitude for giving a chance to amateur writers). We thought it was such a wonderful name that we invented a company for her: the Penny Perrick Secretarial Agency.
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Deborah Moggach photo (in middle): By palfest from Palestine - DeborahMoggach,CCBY2.0,
A little classic
If you like generational stories, and you haven’t yet read The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, you’re missing a gem.
It is quite magical, and a little classic.
- Trisha King, author of Blame it on the Bugatti. The perfect summer read is available here!