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Episode 16 with George Mann – Paranormal mystery & Dr Who comic writer
“You’re chasing ghosts if you’re chasing trends.”
Episode 16 – George Mann – Show Notes
- Dreaded Chapter 7
- Inspiration from music – songs associated with every book
- Theme of Identity
- Mystery and fantastical, the bizarre and the weird. More Peake than Tolkien.
- Trying to be Peter F Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter, and failing.
- Wychwood was a switch into a modern day setting.
- Getting police procedures right
- Initial premise for Wychwood – a BBC Sunday night crime drama with dark spooky elements
- M. John Harrison, Steven Eriksen, Susan Cooper, Peter Robinson
- Madeleine’s tip – Artist’s Date
“Write something for yourself.”
“It’s part of the writer’s job to read widely.”