Freudian Script: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Could you recognise a narcissist? This highly topical Freudian Script explores Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and is brought to you by my friend and colleague, forensic psychiatrist Dr Bernard Chin. DISCLAIMER: This blog post is designed for writers of fiction. If you are concerned that you or someone you know has symptoms of mental health problems, […]

When Sidekicks Take Centre Stage

In any fictional universe, the world revolves around the protagonist. Any “extras”, sidekicks or love interests are very much subservient to the hero – though, if they are well-realised, they all think they’re looking out for their own interests. It’s only the writer who is leading them on to serve the hero and the narrative. […]

Read What You Don’t Know

In last week’s post for the Crime Readers’ Association, I encouraged folk to read around the edges – straying into genres where they would not normally roam in anticipation of finding new jewels to discover. Today, I’m looking at you, writers – what have you done to “read around the edges” this year? The old, […]

NaNoWriMo and Beyond

Yesterday, I woke up with 6,500 words left on my NaNoWriMo target. Somehow, I stumbled across the finish line, completing 50,000 words of my latest November novel. Congratulations to all my fellow wrimos and thank you to everyone who cheered me along the way. Suffice to say, I don’t have a lot of energy left […]

INTERVIEW: Lucy V Hay on Teen Mental Health and Jasmine’s Story

For this week’s Freudian Script, Lucy V Hay (aka the infamous script guru Bang2write) talks frankly about her struggles with her mental health as a teenager and how that contributed to the latest book in her THE DECISION series, JASMINE’S STORY. You drew on your personal experiences in THE DECISION: LIZZIE’S STORY to write about […]

INTERVIEW: Tom Riley talks Leonardo da Vinci with ASD

As a bonus feature, Katherine Fowler returns to the blog with a very special guest… Interview with a Maestro: Tom Riley on playing Leonardo da Vinci on the autistic spectrum After my guest post on Autistic Spectrum Disorders, I was bowled over by the positive responses from readers, and even more staggered when Tom Riley, […]

Freudian Script: Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Today we have a special Guest Post from Katherine Fowler, my good friend and go-to girl for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – take it away, Katherine! It is a great honour to be asked to do a guest post here, on ASD (aka my favourite topic in all the world). So, without further ado… DISCLAIMER: […]