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How to Write a Novel from a Beach Hut with Lucy Clarke

Author Lucy Clarke reflects on how spending long summers living in a beach hut shaped the idea behind her fourth novel, LAST SEEN (publishing 29 June 2017, HarperCollins). A coastal setting has always been the key starting point for each of Lucy’s psychological suspense novels, taking her to Bali, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Philippines, and now back home to the south coast of England. Lucy explores the creative process of writing a novel, from the initial spark of an idea, through to researching character biographies, and structuring a page-turning plot – and divulges why her favourite office in the world will always be a beach hut.