Lucienne Boyce – Historical fiction author talks about the benefits of thorough plotting

Lucienne Boyce is a jack of all writing trades. She’s published non-fiction, historical fiction, and is mid-way through writing a biography. She’s just published the 3rd ‘Dan Foster Mystery Book’, called ‘Death Makes No Distinction’, a novel set in 18th century London all about the Bow Street Runners. We talk about why she loves writing in the past, how she makes it authentic, and how thoroughly she plots a story before she’ll tell it.

We also talk about the non-fiction books she writes, mostly on the history of Bristol, the city she loves and lives in, and the suffragette movement. She’s in the middle of writing a biography, and we chat about the process, planning and research involved in that – why does she spend so much time investigating someone else’s life?

She gives us some fantastic book recommendations too – The Artists Way by Julia Cameron, Writing Historical Fiction by Emma Darwin, and Story by Robert McGhee.

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