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Tom Gillespie

Author, Tom Gillespie, is in the booth with his People’s Book Prize Finalist novel: Painting by Numbers

July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

When I started, I had a very loose idea of where I wanted my story to go. I had a beginning, a few sketches around the middle and then a few months in, I had the ending. Then I would juggle stream of consciousness writing with a more controlled, editorial approach, slowly crafting and shaping the narrative structure out of the mess of scribbles, notes, words and ideas. As PBN is fairly complex, I used post-it notes on a big board to keep track of everything that was going on...

In the Booth with Ruth – Tom Gillespie, Author

January 5, 2013 // 6 Comments

I’m really not a fan of the word ‘genre’. There’s something rather obscene about compartmentalising creativity into neat and conveniently dull categories. Genres are the evil machinations over ambitious marketing graduates, and are designed to make it easier for publishing houses and film companies to sell their wares and boost flagging profits. I think...