In the final instalment of this thrilling dystopian trilogy, Martha and Isaac are on the run, hiding out in the Rises among the poor and powerless. When a wall goes up around them, Martha must act fast. But breath-taking treachery reaches into the very heart of government…
Rowena: I loved the different voices in FINAL7, especially the Death Is Justice scenes and the way you tell the story through script-like dialogue. Which ‘voice’ came most naturally when you wrote from that point of view, and whose voice was hardest to get right?
Kerry: Thank you, that’s great to hear. I studied scriptwriting at university and was also a finalist in a BBC Scriptwriting competition so I did particularly enjoy writing those sections. When I first started writing Cell 7 I found it difficult to switch between the voices and would need to take a break between them, even if that was just going to get coffee (and biscuits), that became easier as I got to know their voices better.
I don’t think there was one that particularly came most naturally or one that was harder, they all had moments they felt natural and moments they felt difficult. I did particularly enjoy writing scenes between Martha and Eve in Cell 7, and dialogue with Eve and Cicero.
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