I look for an original premise and great descriptions. I like writing that delivers depth of feeling even though word count is limited. Your character motivations need to be clear and your dialogue realistic. I don’t mind which genre you write (although anything magical is always a winner with me!), but I want to feel you are in control of the world you are creating. If you can do all the above you’ll have made a fan out of me.
Nillu is a fiction and freelance writer from London, UK. As a little girl she read everything she could get her hands on – this tended to be her mother’s Mills & Boon books – and used to get in trouble for reading underneath the covers long past lights out. Although she studied English and German Literature at university and has always devoured other people’s fiction, Nillu only started writing her own stories a few years ago. She writes non-fiction for her day job and spends every other possible moment on her fiction. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and her first novel.
Nillu loves words all around her so she hoards books. They are the first thing she unpacks when she is somewhere new. Her favourite genre is Fantasy and she particularly likes discovering new voices. Next time you fly to London Gatwick, if you look hard enough, you may be able to see Nillu in the depths of South London, in a red-brick semi on a tree-lined street, a cuppa in hand and her laptop nearby, surrounded by her husband, two kids, two cats and a truckload of books. She wouldn’t have it any other way.