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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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
The Secrets Man eb
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)
You can buy my Book Folks titles at:
Crime novelist and creative writing tutor John Dean has launched an online Crime Fiction Course.
John, author of 12 novels published by Robert Hale, and the creator of DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris, also runs Inscribe Media Ltd, which is based in Darlington in North East England, which will be offering the course.
The online course, which runs in eight parts and can begin at a time and date to suit the student, will help writers to improve their technique and improve…Continue
Posted by John Dean on January 27, 2018 at 13:45
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