Category Archives: POV

Ash, by Alys Einion

This week I am pleased that my next novel, Ash,  has been nominated for the Guardian Not-the-Booker Literary Prize. Being on the Longlist is a real honour, so thank you to the person who nominated me.  https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2018/jul/30/not-the-booker-longlist-vote-now-to-decide-the-2018-shortlist?CMP=share_btn_link Ash has been a labour … Continue reading

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The Story You Always Wanted to Write – A workshop

In a few short weeks I will be offering a workshop at LFest, which takes place at Uttoxeter racecourse on 18th to 21 July. My workshop was born out of my own desire. I always knew, you see, that there … Continue reading

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Why First Person?

It’s an escape, really, an escape from one state to another. The character, my character, tells the story in the first person. Why did I choose first person? For the immediacy, for one thing, because it’s first person present tense, … Continue reading

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