Behind The Scenes: Underground Supporters

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the latest story, “Underground Supporters“. If you haven’t read the original story yet, I advise you to do so as this post is more spoiler-laden than usual… First off, an apology for this instalment of “Behind The Scenes” being a day later than usual. That’s simply because […]

Behind The Scenes: Trees Looking At Me

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Trees Looking At Me“. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers. I had a great idea for a story last Tuesday. There was a talking tiger, it was set in 1830s India, it was kind of kooky. It was going […]

Behind The Scenes: She and Him

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “She And Him“. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers. I stumbled around looking for an idea for this week’s story until Friday night – I knew we were going out Saturday, and that was also the day of the […]

Behind The Scenes: Road To Back Home

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Road To Back Home“. Please read that first if you want to avoid spoilers… Yet again, the curse of not being able to think of an idea for a story struck again, and yet again my backlog of ideas bailed me out. This one has […]

Behind The Scenes: The Quick Brown Fox

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the most recent story, “The Quick Brown Fox“. I have to say, I quite enjoyed writing this one, despite spending three or four hours staring into space trying desperately to work out how to end it. In the end, I went with the idea of them smuggling […]

Behind The Scenes: Penny Drops

This is the “Behind the Scenes” post for this week’s story, “Penny Drops”, which you can read here if you haven’t already This one didn’t really come together in the same way as the others. Penny’s a character that I’ve had in my mind for quite a while, although I’ve never had a surname for […]

Behind The Scenes: The Onyx Ring

I’ve wanted to bring back Munro ever since the story “Elkwood”. (I also want to take the story Elkwood and rewrite it a bit, but that’s another story.) I had the name first and then wondered what would be special about this ring, and what it would do. Of course, it was evil, naturally. I […]

Behind The Scenes: The March Society

First off, I have no real idea what inspired me to call this one “The March Society”. The idea that a music journalist wouldn’t see the name and immediately think of John Philip Souza and other purveyors of vaguely military-style pieces in two-four time is nonsense. Second, the idea that someone who was opera mad […]

Behind The Scenes: Leo’s Last Show

The clichéd question that every writer gets asked is “where do you get your ideas from?” Well, I’m not sure, but for the last few weeks the ideas haven’t really been flowing freely. In fact, this was the third attempt to write this story. I started off thinking I’d bring back Mr Munro of the […]