I am at my Gold Coast home for a few weeks enjoying a break from the busyness of Sydney. The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It is renown for its long sandy beaches, surfing and its system of inland canals and waterways.
I was out on my morning walk and couldn’t resist taking this photo. As a crime writer, I often become so absorbed with the sinister world I am creating for my characters I forget there is quite a different world waiting for me outside.
When writer’s block strikes I head for the beach and take my characters with me. I walk in their shoes – it helps me get inside their heads. I imagine them interacting with each other and quite often they give me direction.
How well do you know your characters?