The Story Behind The Story – ‘The Wind Knows Everything’

I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for the amazing Gulara and her charming series ‘The Story Behind The Story’ – a great concept that encourages writers to open up about the ‘why’ behind their work.

You can read my story AND contribute with your own if you like. Aren’t you lucky! ;)

Dr Gulara Vincent

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Welcome back to The Story Behind The Story series. Today’s post is by Elissaveta Marinova. Her writing is enchanting and charming. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did.

It all started in 1997, the year my mum and I moved to Casablanca. I was 7 at the time. I tell people I was born in Bulgaria and raised in Morocco but really, ever since I left my second home, all I talk about is Morocco. That is why it came as no surprise when I first declared:

“I’m writing a novel about Morocco!”

Many writers begin a story on a hunch. It can start with an interesting character or a particular object. It can stem from a memory or take shape in an airport lounge. Me, I knew one thing: the setting would be Casablanca. It wasn’t a constraint, rather something that imposed itself to me. An…

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