Category Archives: Published in a year

Doing your research (or not)

This article was originally published on the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook site. http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2012/06/crime-writing-doing-your-research/ When you write crime and you’re chatting to people about what you do (say at a party), sooner or later the question always gets asked: ‘You must do … Continue reading

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Keeping the Pages Turning

This post originally appeared here http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2012/06/keeping-the-pages-turning/ As discussed last time, a crime novel can appear under many different guises. But to truly fit in the genre, it must have one element: tension. Your readers will never forgive you if the pace … Continue reading

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All quiet on the bookish front?

It’s been three weeks since the book came out. I had to just sit down and work that out, and I’m surprised it’s gone so quickly. Three weeks of published authordom! It’s been pretty good so far. I’ve only seen … Continue reading

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Competition Time

….Which, aficionados will know, is also the title of a Father Ted episode. I’ve blogged on here about how I think it’s possible to get published in a year. Believe me, I’m not the kind of peppy optimist you’d want … Continue reading

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