In Which I Fail the Bechdel Test

What has come to be known as the Bechdel Test first appeared in 1985, in Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For. In order for a film or other work of fiction to pass the test, it must contain the following: (1) At least two female characters, preferably...

Learning to Love Unlikeable Characters

Today I hit a sweet spot, the sort of which has been rare of late. I was elbow deep in plot, the cogs of my mind whirling and spinning, throwing out ideas faster than I could write them down. I was getting somewhere, and it felt buzzy and good. Then, I heard a voice...

Killer Women in Herald Scotland

Louise Millar’s fourth novel, City of Strangers, which is partly set in Edinburgh was published last week. Teddy Jamieson from Herald Scotland has interviewed Louise about “…her Glasgow childhood, her love of Nordic noir, her days at Kerrang!...

New Hardback Release: City Of Strangers by Louise Millar

Louise Millar’s fourth novel, City of Strangers, is published in hardback by Pan Macmillan on 8 October 2015. Amazon UK: Hardback | Kindle Amazon US: Hardback | Kindle She had the perfect life, until the perfect stranger broke in Grace Scott returns from honeymoon to...