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I am editing the first draft of a new Jack Harris novel at the moment and my big preoccupation is pace.
Learning how to write a narrative with the right pace is one of the most crucial writing skills. Get it wrong and you are jeopardising your chances of success. Get…Continue
Posted on February 14, 2019 at 9:00
Following the news that we are running an online crime fiction course, I thought it would be useful to look at how to create a murderer!
The key to good crime writing is to create strong characters - do not stray into cliché, make your characters come over as real.So, that means you must make the villain real and not some clichéd figure from the movies.
The best thing is for them to have appeared earlier in the story so the reader knows them, becomes engaged with their life, starts…
Posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:25