Thursday, 23 April 2009

Blogging on Alpha Heroes...

Just a quick note to say I'm blogging on one of my favourite topics over on Kate Walker's blog today.... Namely 'Writing Alpha Heroes in a Modern Heat Stylee'. Which of course is a perfectly good excuse to slap up a prime tottie picture of my current favourite hero inspiration David Gandy.

So pop on over to Kate's blog and leave me a comment, pleeeeease. It'll be mortally embarrassing if I'm the only writer who doesn't get a single comment.

In other news, I dropped a quick email in the name of hero research to the fabulous Richard Rogers Partnership (RR is a top British architect whose partnership is responsible for such amazing buildings as Heathrow's Terminal 5 and The Dome incase you don't know) asking if they could give me some info on a top architect's daily life, qualifications, etc. Got a reply almost straight away from a very nice lady who has said that one of their 'ravishing and talented' young architects would be more than happy to have a chat. And let me tell you his name already makes him sound like a real-life Presents hero. But isn't that sweet of them?

 Poor guy doesn't have any idea what he's getting himself into, of course, but I'm already feeling quite nervous. Now I'm really going to have to come up with a plot (and some serious questions to ask him).  Ahhh, a writer's life, full of stressful decisions isn't it.

5 comments:

Problem Child said...

I like that part of the research -- I hate the nit-picky stuff (like is a certain city laid out on a grid), but the talking to folks research is fun.

Oh, and did I mention that *you're* my research when I come to London?

Heidi said...

Happy to be your research any time you want Problem Child.... And I finished your book btw and luuuuved it. Your hero was particularly delish.

Darn, now that's another must-read author to add to the ever growing pile.

Problem Child said...

~blushes~

Anonymous said...

Oi Rice! Gandy is MINE!
x Abby

Heidi said...

Hands off him, you slapper!