They found him lying between the petals of the ornamental pink flower that was the centrepiece of the fountain. A little too much consumed at the masked ball. Nymphs and faeries ruled the gardens that night, dancing in the shadows created by the fireworks. He had been in good humour, blessing all with goodwill, even … Continue reading THE KING’S HEIR

Guest Author: Iain Kelly ~ Finishing the Story: Writing a Trilogy #booklaunch

To coincide with the release of my new novel ‘State Of War’, I’ve written a guest blog post over on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo about some of the challenges and inspirations involved in writing a trilogy of novels. Do hop over and give it a read.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Two years ago I managed to finish my first novel and publish it on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. While basking in the satisfaction of completing the book, ‘A Justified State’ (and receiving the odd couple of gratifying reviews), I got a nagging sense that the characters I had created had more of a story to tell beyond ‘THE END’ of the first book.

Pretty quickly the basis of a plot for parts 2 and 3 of a trilogy came together. ‘A Justified State’ is a detective thriller set in an imagined near future world, loosely based on my home city, Glasgow. I wanted to avoid repeating what I had written in the first book, not only because I thought readers would be bored reading the same sort of story again, and also because I knew I would be bored writing something similar. So I set about taking the characters from…

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