Interview with Carole Wilkinson

This is an interview I did recently with author Carole Wilkinson.

Me:
So…you’re writing a new book.
CW:
Yep.
Me:
Going well is it?
CW:
Not especially.
Me:
Another historical novel?
CW:
Yes. Set in ancient China again.
Me:
So, you’ll be seeking out lots of information about the time when the book is set.
CW:
I’m trying to. Unfortunately, it was “a time of great disunity”. China was ruled by marauding nomads.
Me:
But someone must have written something down.
CW:
I don’t think they actually had a written language.
Me:
It will be absolutely historically correct though, won’t it?
CW:
Well…
Me:
You always say you never change history.
CW:
I know but…
Me:
It’s expected.
CW:
Other writers change stuff. I saw a mini-series recently about the Pre-Raphaelite artists, you know, Rossetti, Millais, William Morris. Whoever wrote that wasn’t too worried about the facts and that was less than 200 years ago.
Me:
No need to get defensive.
CW:
I think it’s called ‘dramatic licence’.
Me:
I’m not sure I approve.
CW:
I liked it. It was funny.
Me:
Readers will get confused.
CW:
They can look up the facts on Wikipedia.

5 responses to “Interview with Carole Wilkinson

  1. that’s soo funny. Carole does seem a bit grumpy but the interviewer is all pokey and proady. INTERVIEWER BTW no matter what you say you can’t change how she is going to write her books. just because it doesn’t fancy you doesn’t mean WEEEE won’t like it. Carole is amazing. so I trust her every judgement in how she wants to tell HER stories.

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