But is it criminal?

This article was first published by the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook blog. http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2012/05/but-is-it-criminal At the moment, crime is the most popular genre among readers in the UK: of the top ten books borrowed from libraries in 2011, all were crime or thrillers. A 2012 survey by the Crime Writers’ Association showed crime sales rising steadily over…

The Ten Tweets You Meet in Hell

I love Twitter. It’s like a big giant party full of friends and friends-you-haven’t-met-yet, plus that weird guy who skulks in the corner by the hummus. Working from home, it’s been a lifeline of chat, advice, watercooler gossip, and alleviation from the relentless blink of the cursor.  I’ve no idea if it’s helped me sell…

I wish I’d know that a year ago….

(This blog first appeared on the Writers’ Workshop site, here – http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/blog/i-wish-i%E2%80%99d-known-that-a-year-ago%E2%80%A6/)   It’s been three months since my first novel, The Fall, was released, over a year since I signed my first publishing contract, and a bit longer than that since I got an agent. During this time, my perception of the writing and publishing process…