Saturday 30 September 2017

Spotlight: Black & White by Nick Wilford

So I have come to the very last day of my tour for Black & White, and it’s great to be spending it here at The Writing Greyhound. May I say, what a superb name for a blog, especially for a proud father of five fur babies like myself. I thought I would close with some thoughts about what this whole writing journey might mean and what drives me to keep pushing forward into the unknown.

I’ve had a think about it and come to the conclusion that it’s the glorious unpredictability of it all that excites me, and the possibilities that are ever present. How else can you summon entire new worlds from basically nothing, and characters that live, breathe and act like real people? Whole series, thousands of words, can result from a random collision of thoughts one day that I might not have had if I’d been in a different place and doing something else.

Obviously, there are times when writing can get very frustrating when you’re on the fifth rewrite of that WIP and that perfect rewrite seems permanently out of reach. But then the solution might present itself when it’s least expected and it all falls into place. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a seemingly intractable collection of scenes finally coming together.

Of course, as a writer, you get to go on amazing adventures, see things you never expected and meet extraordinary people (some of whom you would never wish to meet in real life), all from the comfort of your desk. What’s not to like about that?

So as I put the finishing touches on my current series, I’m already looking forward to finding out where my next writing journey will take me. I don’t know where that’s going to be yet, but that’s all part of the fun!

About Black & White

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What is the price paid for the creation of a perfect society?

In Whitopolis, a gleamingly white city of the future where illness has been eradicated, shock waves run through the populace when a bedraggled, dirt-stricken boy materialises in the main street. Led by government propaganda, most citizens shun him as a demon, except for Wellesbury Noon – a high school student the same age as the boy.

Upon befriending the boy, Wellesbury feels a connection that he can’t explain – as well as discovering that his new friend comes from a land that is stricken by disease and only has two weeks to live. Why do he and a girl named Ezmerelda Dontible appear to be the only ones who want to help?

As they dig deeper, everything they know is turned on its head – and a race to save one boy becomes a struggle to redeem humanity.

Black & White is available to buy now.

About Nick Wilford

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Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those early morning times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. 

You can visit Nick on his blog or connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

Will you be reading the book? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Hi Lorna - great to see you hosting Nick promoting his latest book 'Black and White' - which sounds like it has some ideas we need to think about ... so good luck to you both with your writing careers - I think you're right Nick - we never know where this writing world will lead us - cheers to you both - Hilary

  2. Lovely post. Best wishes to all and Happy Writing!

  3. That moment, when it all falls into place, sounds like something to cherish. It is the result of all the hard work before and the belief in your own creation. I hope I will get there as well with my memoir. And, hopefully, not too long from now. :-) Congrats again with the book, the series and the blog tour, Nick, and thanks for hosting, Lorna.

    1. No problem, Liesbet - thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment!

    2. It's a great feeling. You'll get there!