Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Images from The New Rakes
Alison Tyler is looking for writers' working notes.
I'dve emailed this pic, but my gmail appears to be buggered. So, for Alison, here are some what I s'pose you could call notes from The New Rakes.
Right at the start of writing it, Lina was called 'Jacqui' and the whole story was totally different - there were going to be a lot of liaisons in a deserted hotel, which you can see there with ragged red velvet curtains. I'd made a whole A1 board of pictures, characters and locations. I have also got folders full of scribbled notes, A, but I thought this was prettier!
Funnily enough, though I don't think I specified Kara's hair colour in the text, I was obviously thinking of pink hair when I gathered these pics. And it's pink on the finished book's cover! Gosh, psychic cover-art editors - what a blessing!