Tilly Bagshawe

Literary Birthday – 12 June – Tilly Bagshawe

Happy Birthday, Tilly Bagshawe, born 12 June 1973.


  1. I do think that coming up with new stories, and starting a new book, is the most exciting and fun part of my job. For me, inspiration almost always comes from the characters first, and the plot usually grows from there. So, I picture a new heroine, or hero, and then sort of see where they take me. Inspiration is all around, you just have to look up.
  2. Every writer is different, but it is vitally important to me. I am a very routine sort of a person, and very disciplined about my writing. I write Monday to Friday, rain or shine, and I have a set word count per day which I make sure I finish.
  3. My sister has been a huge influence. She is such a go-getting, can-do person, and she gave me immense support and encouragement from the start. I would certainly not be a novelist today had it not been for Louise.
  4. I suppose my goal when I first started writing journalism was just to be published – and that hasn’t changed really!
  5. I think all of your personal experiences inform your writing in some way, because they make up who you are and who you are will determine how you write.

Tilly Bagshawe is a British freelance journalist and author. As a journalist, Tilly contributed to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Evening Standard before turning her hand to novels. She is best known for her books in the vein of best-selling American author Sidney Sheldon, notably Sidney Sheldon’s Mistress of the Game and Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness.

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Posted on: 12th June 2018