Jamie O’Connell – Debut writer talks about writing places as characters

This week’s guest taking us inside their working day is Jamie O’Connell. He’s published short stories before, runs an editing and mentoring site called ‘Blackwater Writing’, and his debut novel, ‘Diving for Pearls’, is out now.

It’s a story set in Dubai, a mystical, alluring, divisive and controversial place. It’s about a woman’s death which influences a whole cast of strange and inter-connected characters. The most important character is Dubai itself, we talk about how he brought the place to life in his story.

Also, we talk about how he gets himself going everyday, how talismans help him write, why story-telling is like tuning a radio, and at what point you absolutely should change your font.

You can get a copy of the book here – https://amzn.to/3D2W2yp

Support the show – Patreon.com/writersroutine


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