Eva Rice – Why characters decide how long they’re sticking around

Eva Rice has returned with a new novel, ‘This Could Be Everything’, after a little while away. Her book, ‘The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets’, was a runner up in the Richard and Judy Book of the Year Prize 2006.

The new one is about February, who has lost everyone and is rudderless, but when a small yellow bird flies into her life, it seems to offer a glimmer of hope.

We talk about the frustration of writing words you know will be cut. Also, why she doesn’t like the first bits of plotting, how the characters decided how long they’d stick around for, and why Adrian Mole picks her out of any creative slump.

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