John Dean Crime Novelist is a social network
I give talks on crime writing to organisations ranging from library reading groups and writing groups to men's forums. I deliver creative writing workshops at a venues, including arts centres and libraries. I can be contacted on 07889 554931 email@example.com
Aside from my arts work, I am a freelance journalist - if you want to find out more, visit inscribemedia.co.uk (no www)
Started by John Dean Feb 18, 2011.
Welcome to my site. I am a crime novelist who was published by Robert Hale between 2004 and 2014 and now by The Book Folks
The titles are:
A Flicker in the Night
No Age to Die
The Vengeance Man
The Latch Man
The Long Dead
Strange Little Girl (all John Blizzard stories)
The Dead Hill (The first Jack Harris mystery)
The Railway Man (John Blizzard)
To Die Alone (Jack Harris)
The Secrets Man (John Blizzard)
To Honour The Dead (Jack Harris)
A Breach of Trust (John Blizzard)
The Book Folks
Dead Hill eb pb
The VIxen's Scream eb pb
To Die Alone eb pb
The Long Dead eb pb
Strange Little Girl eb pb
The Railway Man eb pb
You can buy my Book Folks titles at:
There’s an old saying that if you are not a humorous person, don’t try to write humour.
Well, it is only part-true. It is certainly the case that a straight-laced, humourless person might well struggle to write side-splitting comedy but if you are an…Continue
Posted by John Dean on December 4, 2017 at 14:55
Why is conflict important in writing? Because stories need things to happen and that usually comes out of conflict - characters argue, fight, feud etc.
It is through seeing characters in conflict that we see them at their truest, when their guard is down, when they are fighting something.
You can develop a character through conflict: the meek little parlour…Continue
Posted by John Dean on November 8, 2017 at 15:42
It is crucial if you write about a place that the reader can experience it.
You have choices: do you write rich and vivid prose to paint a word picture or do you keep it minimalist - describe a tree in a park and we all see a different tree and a different park? Perhaps we only need to say it is a tree in a park?
Whatever you do, do not make it too long, you do not have a lot of words to play with in a short…Continue
Posted by John Dean on November 8, 2017 at 15:40
Novelist John Dean is running an online mentoring and writing workshops programme for aspiring authors.
John, who is based in Darlington, in County Durham, North East England, and has had twelve crime novels published by Robert Hale, of London, is a co-director of Inscribe Media Limited, which is running the programmes.
John, who also runs creative writing courses in Darlington, said: “Writing can be a lonely pastime and our programmes help…Continue
Posted by John Dean on September 28, 2017 at 10:09