What’s Your First Draft Like? – Cally Taylor

Very interesting stuff from the lovely Cally Taylor.

Rebecca Bradley

Today I’m really pleased to welcome Cally Taylor onto the blog.

CL Taylor author photoCally lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. Born in Worcester, she studied for a degree in Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle.

Her debut psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins in April 2014 and has been sold to nine other countries. To date it has sold 150,000 copies in the UK alone and was listed as one of the top ten bestselling debuts of 2014 by The Bookseller magazine.

When you decide to write something new, what is the first thing you do?

I start a new notebook and begin mind-mapping. My novels normally begin with a ‘what if…’ scenario and I work out the story from there. I’ll write down everything that occurs to me – characters, backstory, scenes etc – and then I give myself a bit…

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