Laure Van Rensburg – Thriller author discusses writing what you don’t know

Laure Van Rensburg has been highly acclaimed with short stories, been published in magazines, and her debut, ‘Nothing But Us’, is out now.

It tells the story of Steven and Ellie, a professor and a student, on a romantic getaway to an isolated New York cabin. It’s meant to be the perfect getaway, but he’s not who he says he is… and neither is she. 

We talk about why she’s set it in a part of America she’s never been to, confounding most debut practice by writing what she doesn’t know. Also you can hear how Laure writes around her full-time job, how she’s learned to be a plotter and why spreadsheets have really helped with that.

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