Saturday, 28 June 2014

Writing about Post Traumatic Stress

Some time ago I was asked to contribute to Ella M Kaye's site It's All oKaye with particular reference to 'lights in the dark' as applied to a fictional character's emotional arc. The post is now live, so do hop across to discover how I envisaged, and subsequently handled, Nick Blaketon's mental trauma in The Bull At The Gate, and the changes in him over the three books.

After all, if your dead lover temporarily erupted in a gush of water in your apartment how would you explain the ensuing devastation to the person living downstairs? Yeah, right. And how do you think that would take its toll on you?
 

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