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 01325 463813 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.
I recently taught a course part of which focused on the unreliable narrator, a character who tells a story that the reader cannot take at face value.
The technique has been used for many centuries but only became known as such in the 1960s. Sometimes, the narrator is unreliable by the nature of the character, such terrible people that they cannot tell their stories objectively and resort instead to lies and deceit.
There is another type of…Continue
Posted by John Dean on August 17, 2017 at 13:51
The seventh season of Open Mic nights for authors will start on Thursday September 28 after the summer break.
Supported by Darlington for Culture, the nights offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it and run at Voodoo Café/Cantina, 84 Skinnergate, Darlington, on the last Thursday of the month.
The nights have given dozens of writers from Darlington and further afield…
Posted by John Dean on May 26, 2017 at 9:00
We run an online crime fiction course (you can email me on deangriss@btinternet to find out more) so I thought it would be useful to look at how to write a good crime story:
* The story should be strong and one that can be told in a short story (most crime stories are novels)
* Create a strong sense of place - the reader must be able to…Continue
Posted by John Dean on February 8, 2017 at 11:00
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