Weekend writing workshop – taking inspiration from your…Continue
Started Feb 4, 2019
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I have written before about the way that characters evolve and I am being given a striking example of that the more that I write of the latest DCI Jack Harris novel.
Main characters fall into two categories – rounded (also known as changing or dynamic) who change throughout the story, and static (flat) characters who don’t. Both can work well as…Continue
Posted on May 28, 2020 at 11:07
Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The ebook is available now, the paperback will come in a few days.
In the novel, a…Continue
Posted on May 27, 2020 at 10:07
Novelist John Dean is offering online courses for writing groups who may be struggling to meet in person during the current coronavirus restrictions.
Crime writer John, who is based in Dumfries and Galloway and has been a creative writing tutor for twenty years, will run courses that can be tailored to each writing group’s needs.
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:41
As you may know, I have written blogs on the theme of back story before but the subject has come to mind again because I am well into the latest DCI Jack Harris novel for the excellent people at The Book Folks, which involves the detective revisiting events from his earlier career.
As authors, we need to be careful with back story, because, for all a character’s history is an important part of what they are, every instance of us delving into their past can have the effect of slowing…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 14:15