How The Other Half Lives [eBook] by James Lovegrove
A NOVELLA by James Lovegrove
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2012
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The brief for the novella was absolutely open. The only thing I had to take into consideration was length. Otherwise I could do whatever I wanted. I mulled for some time and came up with an idea for a detective story set in the world of repertory theatre during the 1950s. I did lots of background research, fleshed out a plot, then promptly changed tack and produced this little moral tale about the price of being rich. I wrote ‘How the Other Half Lives’ in four days, breakneck speed for me, scribbling the words down as fast as my hand would allow. I have to confess I was drinking an awful lot of coffee at the time – the J.K. Rowling Method, as it’s known – but it was also one of those rare, magical instances where a tale tells itself, spilling out of you as though beamed into your brain from another dimension. New Agers call it ‘channelling’. Writers call it ‘jolly good luck’.