This afternoon, Kate Morton joined us on the Forum for a Q&A on writing, publishing and her novel, The Shifting Fog.

On her success – which included $1M in publishing contracts – she says, “My experience of publishing has been different to what I anticipated insofar as the reality–the book selling in so many other places–was something I genuinely never anticipated. Not even in my wildest dreams. So was completely unprepared for the additional pressures and expectations (mostly self-applied) that it brought with it.”

Kate talked about her agent, her publisher, and how she fits a writing practice in with a PhD and a family. She also discussed her writing style: “I’m a pretty committed plotter. I have copious notebooks and I approach plot proportion very seriously. I like to know how many chapters I need, how long they should be, which major plot events are going to occur where…”

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