Hi, my name is Louise, alternatively Lou or Lulu – I answer to just about anything.

For the last twenty years I’ve been fixated with writing a novel. In fact I’ve written quite a few, although I have to say my early attempts were….good practice on how not to write.

My writing can be described as quirky and are all character driven. I enjoy creating ‘people’; I like to say I know them so well I know what they’re going to say before they do.

I also write short stories, although I’ve never sent any of for publication – I never found outlets for chick lit style. I’ve spent the last 4 years at University studying for a degree in Creative Writing and Journalism, but I’ve just given it up because I wasn’t getting what I wanted out of it. BTW I was a part time student so I was just heading into my final year. Also, as a boast, I was heading for a First.

I have to ‘plot’ out a story in my head before I write it down. So I dream, remember what’s worth remembering; I guess this process could be called my first edit.

I’m very precious about my writing, because writing is personal, so if you don’t like the inner me, keep it to yourself.

Books: oh yes I read and read and read. My tip to any budding author is read and learn. I don’t have a favourite author as such although I’ve read all John Grisham novels and Maryan Keynes’. Bit of a contrast, huh?