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‘If I say I can’t imagine you, and I’ve never tried to, please don’t take it the wrong way; it’s just that when I write it feels as if I’m speaking to myself.’
‘Be yourself. Write the story that is growing in your head, not the one you think an editor might like to read. ‘

Jon Mayhew speaks with John Siddique about his typical working day, creating a plausible back-story for Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo while remaining true to Verne’s fictional universe, and making the leap from full-time employment to full-time writing.