How to write a novel, according to Author Colin Weldon

“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!

“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”

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It’s just black ink on white paper

When the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ trailer was released, the internet promptly (and rightly) exploded. There were so many talking points. But one I don’t think deserves much merit or opposition was the ‘controversial’ decision to cast John Boyega, a black stormtrooper, as a main character. One Youtuber suggested that the franchise “didn’t need some black…