To what extent is creative writing influenced by a writers’ life experiences? What is it that inspires, motivates putting pen to paper?
For me, reading Rebecca was the catalyst but, looking back, I was also haunted by the sister who died the year before I was born. It can’t be coincidence that all my novels incorporate a quest for someone missing? In later life, family bereavements continue to stimulate my writing splurges. Does creative writing help us to heal?
The Netflix film of Rebecca has finally been released, but does it live up to the hype?
The Travelling Philanthropist – The curious tale of some missing days and a man with an umbrella…
Don’t you just love serendipity? Imagine my delight when I found out that J M Barrie was Daphne du Maurier’s uncle? Not only that, he was a contemporary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.