Where do novelists get their ideas from?

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Monday, 13 May 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Margaret's United Reform Church
Victoria Avenue
N3 1BD


Have you ever wondered where fiction writers get their ideas from? In this entertaining and informative talk, Bobbie Darbyshire will explain how the complex world of character, location, plot and subplot arrives in a writer’s mind. Is it a case of ‘a beginning, a muddle and an end’ – and how does it all come together to create a successful novel?

Bobbie is the author of five novels, including The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker and The Third Bus. She was the winner of the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing, and the 2010 New Delta Review prize for creative non-fiction. As well as writing novels, Bobbie has worked as a cabinet minister’s private secretary and a volunteer adult-literacy teacher, as well as in social research. She lives in London, where she hosts a writers’ group.