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Sarah Rayner | On Writing “Fresh” Fiction
Author Guest / December 22, 2014

Hello, everyone, I’m Sarah Rayner and it’s great to be back at Fresh Fiction on the release day of the follow-up to the international bestseller, ONE MOMENT, ONE MORNING. My new novel, ANOTHER NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY is published today, December 23, from St. Martin’s Griffin. To mark the launch, I thought I’d share my thoughts on writing about ‘difficult’ subjects, as it’s an area I find both fascinating and rewarding as a novelist. The inspiration came when I was out for lunch with a group of authors earlier this week, and one of them said that it’s only by ‘writing into the dark spaces of our psyches’ that we break new ground as authors, both personally and artistically. Given that ANOTHER NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY is about three people crying out for help and is set in a psychiatric clinic, perhaps it’s little surprise that I clapped my hands and said, ‘I totally agree!’ Writing into the light – or staying in one’s comfort zone – is easy. It’s easy for writers, as it doesn’t stretch us so much, and it’s easy for readers too. There are many occasions when we need the succor of a cozy, reassuring book, and don’t get…