SD Sykes – Historical Fiction writer talks about following the Hero’s journey

This week our guest is SD Sykes. She’s just released the 4th in her ‘Oswald de Lacy’ thriller series,’The Bone Fire’. It’s set in the 14th century, in the murky Kent countryside, and it’s a locked-room mystery. We talk about why she locked Oswald in a castle to tell the story, and how she manages to blend crime and mystery whilst bringing the 1300’s to life.

Sarah is a big believer of the ‘Hero’s Story’ method of storytelling – perfectly arching a character’s journey through challenges, adventures and back to safety. We hear about why she follows this path, how strictly she plots initially, and how willing she is to divert from her plan as she gets going.

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