Visiting my character’s home.


This weekend I’m doing something I have never done before.

I’m visiting a location in one of my upcoming novels.

Most of my novels and short stories are set in fictional places, towns and cities that don’t exist. But Ghoul is set in London. Mya spends her days sleeping under the cemeteries and her nights roaming the streets, tunnels and rooftops of the city. A ghoul living in the Capital.

While the novel is only half way through its first major edit (there is so much work that needs to be done, there are days when I despair). I feel like some day it might be something awesome and I want to help it get there. So I’m going to visit Mya’s home in an effort to learn more about it and craft the setting as well as I possibly can.

Mya and her clan live under Highgate Cemetery in a colony they call the Necropolis, while I cannot go under the Cemetery (eww) I can go through it. I can visit the places in the cemetery that have meaning to my story, walk in the footsteps of my character and see, smell and hear what she would. It’s a unique experience for me and I’m very much looking forward to it.

Expect pictures! Lots and lots of pictures.

Of graves.