Today I am delighted to welcome Katharine Johnson to acrimereadersblog. Katharine is the author of The Silence, a great novel about secrets and lies.
Thanks for joining me Katharine. I thoroughly enjoyed The Silence and thought it was a great story. Did your writing skills come natural or did you have to attend courses to help you develop that creative side?
I’ve always liked writing and I’ve been a non-fiction writer for years but when I decided to look more seriously into writing fiction a few years ago I did a writing course with the Writers Bureau. I also read lots of advice pieces about creative writing because the rules change all the time. Things that were acceptable or even encouraged a few years ago are frowned on today, like using exclamation marks and adverbs.
What books/authors inspired your writing journey?
So many! Whenever I read a good book it makes me want to write one.
I know that feeling! How does it feel to know that your books inspire others? Whether readers with a response to the content or other aspiring authors?
I’m not sure that’s happened yet but being able to connect with people in this way is a lovely thought.
Do you have any writing rituals? What are they?
Not really – I just write when the I get the chance.
If you could have written any literary character, who would it be and why?
Great question! I suppose Rebecca – such a vivid character and we never even see her.
Great answer! Thanks very much for joining me today Katharine. If you want to find our more about Katharine’s novel the Silence make sure you look out for other posts on this tour. Tomorrow visit: