Character Study: Ophelia


While writing my upcoming novel Ghoul, I created a character designed to serve the function of a ‘talking head’ aka someone for Mya, the protagonist, to bounce ideas off. However, I understand talking heads are bad, they result in clunky dialogue that’s obviously just exposition in the form of dialogue. So, with that in mind I tried to turn my talking head into a semi-developed character with her own goals and motivations.

I made this character a Sphinx. I’ve always been fond of a bit of Egyptian mythology, as those who read Amenti will have noticed, and it didn’t take me long to decide where in London my Sphinx would live. She promptly moved into the Egyptian walk of Highgate Cemetery.

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Ghoul Snippet!


This week I thought I would share a little snippet from my upcoming novel Ghoul.

In the below snippet Mya is on the run, she’s hidden her boy, Eli, and led her pursuers away.


This is a work in progress and will be heavily edited so the below snippet may not appear in the final version.

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