Sorry I’m a little late with this one – things got in the way, as things tend to do…
I came up with the title first. I began writing, and came up with the idea of the main character being a fantasist straight away. I remembered “Billy Liar” about halfway through. I actually did do the book at school, during English lessons – we read the book, watched the film, and read the play. The three versions are mostly the same, only diverging at the end to show three different versions of the Liz character.
Mostly the writing of this one was easy. Once I started, the pieces started falling into place. I was worried that it would need a lot of editing and fixing, but coming back to it, I found that it was fairly solid. Whether I’ll still feel like that after this weekend I don’t know, because the next story is planned as a sequel, of sorts.
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