GUEST POST: Fleur Hitchcock talks about Dear Scarlett
Today I am delighted to welcome Fleur Hitchcock for a guest post, in which she talks about the sometimes quite unusual questions authors have to ask themselves while going through the writing process.
As I worked my way through, and the manuscript took its present form, I managed to answer practically all of them.
Some of them were logistical challenges:
How do you get a penguin out of a zoo?
Can you get a penguin through a turnstile?
How many sweets can you get into one pocket – and would they go soggy?
Some of them were straight forward research:
Do penguins eat paddling pools?
How much fish do penguins eat?
How much is a diamond worth?
Should the PE teacher sink or swim?
Should Scarlett tell her mum about the box?
If and when should Scarlett own up?
Should Scarlett make honest Ellie lie?
How far is far enough?
Is it ever right to do the wrong thing for the right reasons?
I’m still not sure about the last one.
And you can reead my review here.