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Christopher Fowler
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I tend to look at all writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, novel, TV series, film and stage play, as stories. For me, a story must have enough structure and linearity to provide the reader/viewer with satisfaction. After that anything else can be added; thematic power, surreality, musical numbers, I don't mind. You had me at story. Why do we stay with stories? To find out what happens. This…
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Christopher Fowler
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Reading & Writing
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Today's column is a coalescence of several others I've been writing and thinking about for a while. It came to a head when I gave a speech at the Southbank Literary Festival about outsider status. I'd written before on the subject, but the speech introduced a number of outsiders from different centuries. The ultimates are Proust and Kafka, but literature is filled with them, and there's the most…
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Christopher Fowler
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Bryant & May
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Don't believe that publishers spend their time waiting for authors to deliver. Much of our lives are spent waiting for publishers to decide. While I'm in a holding pattern over the fate of Bryant & May, and a number of other works, here's a Q&A I did recently about writing. 'The Bleeding Heart is the eleventh outing for your detectives and they're still going strong. A couple of elderly and grumpy…
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