Sick-lit is a relatively new term that has emerged particularly in Young Adult texts, as the area of YA is often on par with popular cultural trends. I’m including a sick-lit text (‘Impulse’, by Ellen Hopkins) in the thesis I’ll be writing this year (2015). None of the lecturers I mentioned it to had heard… Continue reading What is Sick-Lit?
I find it difficult to construct a character on a whim – it’s significantly easier to base them on somebody, whether that’s someone you know or a complete stranger. I wrote these character sketches while riding public transport (in 2013). People are sitting ducks for your creativity, all you have to do is sketch them… Continue reading How Do I Create A Character?