Article Archive: Experience

Richard House on the Digital Development of The Kills

Richard House

It’s a little tricky trying to recall just how ‘The Kills‘ developed. The books were pitched as a series of inter-related novels, and in the first discussion with publisher Paul Baggaley and editor Kris Doyle, it became obvious that Picador, if they took on the project, would want to do more than publish the novel… Read more »

Landing Gear Online

In 2001 I read an article in the Guardian newspaper that told the story of a body landing in a supermarket car park in southwest London. Two investigative journalists tracked down the identity of the dead man; he was a young Pakistani who had bought – actually paid money to someone – into the myth… Read more »

Why Every Writer Needs A Group

“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,” said Ernest Hemingway, whose idea of a great social life involved a remote cabin, dead animals, and the bottom of a brandy glass. “Organizations for writers palliate the writer’s loneliness but I doubt if they improve his writing.” Isaac Asimov – a self-confessed claustrophile whose greatest childhood wish, according to his autobiography,… Read more »

The New Publisher Series: And Other Stories

The publishing industry has undergone many changes over the last few years, most of them due to the disruption brought on by advancements in digital technology. Several industry experts have cut loose from the publishing giants and traditional methods and set about exploring new and exciting business models. In our New Publisher Series we will… Read more »

The Object of the Story

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We ran a workshop called The Object of the Story for the Making Day at Mix 2013, introducing our work and exploring how digital technology is offering new platforms for telling stories. Objects often spark stories or memories, from the jewellery we wear to the ornaments in our homes. Using RFID technology  (found in libraries and Oyster cards), we taught the group how to… Read more »