‘I was a reader not a writer, and in my spare time I would escape into any book I could find which meant that one day, by chance, really, I picked up ‘Misery’ by Stephen King. ‘
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As a former member of a rock band who has also been a music journalist, Doug Johnstone has always felt that music was essential to his writing. Here he considers other writers who have also made a career out of music — and vice versa.