Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/himVisit Ben Kane's website and blog.
Rosemary Sutcliff. I was probably no older than nine or 10 when I read 'The Eagle of the Ninth' and it had a huge influence on me; it's one of the reasons I ended up writing about Rome. I was so struck by her imagery of Hadrian's Wall and the wilds of Scotland, and the idea of the soldiers disappearing there.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
Probably Romulus, the main character in my first trilogy ['The Forgotten Legion Chronicles']. Everyone who writes probably puts a lot of their own feelings and beliefs into their characters.
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Ellen MacArthur. Because she had an ambition to do something completely out with her life experience, and she went and....[read on]
Writers Read: Ben Kane.
My Book, The Movie: The Forgotten Legion trilogy.
The Page 69 Test: The Road to Rome.