Last night on #SJsTwitterBookClub
This week’s #SJsTwitterBookClub featured author Mark Edwards (@mredwards), who popped in to talk about his writing, and in particular his fantastic debut psychological thriller “The Magpies”.
I asked Mark if he’d give us a spoiler-free, tweet-length introduction to the book. He told us: “The Magpies is about a nice young couple, Jamie & Kirsty, who move into their first home together, only to find that the couple downstairs are a pair of psychopaths who are determined to destroy J&K's lives. It's a psych thriller with horror undertones. And spiders.”
We talked about the ‘spiders’ scene (you’ll know if you’ve read the book!) and Mark told us it actually happened to him “…in the flat where the book is based. A lot of The Magpies was ripped from real life.” A scary thought indeed!
I always ask the authors to tell us about their process, since it differs so widely. Mark told us:
S J Watson @SJ_WatsonCan you tell us about your process, @mredwards? Are you a plotter or a pantser? Up with the lark or midnight oil? Keyboard or pen? Post-its or spreadsheets? #SJsTwitterBookClub
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Another fascinating discussion about a fantastic book. If you haven’t read it yet, do so now!
The next #SJsTwitterBookClub will be on Thursday March 10 at 7pm (UK time). We'll be talking to Sarah Bonner (@sarahbonner101) about her gripping, twisty debut psychological thriller, “Her Perfect Twin”.
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A ‘pantser’ is someone who ‘flies by the seat of their pants’ when they write (i.e makes it up as they go along), while a ‘plotter’ is someone who plots the whole book out before they begin putting the words on the page.