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Plotting and Planning

Criminal Minds: Creating a Foolproof Plot by Sam Blake
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

This past week I’ve been doing all sorts of events – from How to Get Away with Murder in Cork with Catherine Ryan Howard to hosting the Insider’s Guide to...

Plotting a Historical Crime Series: The House on Half Moon Street by...
Posted by Alex Reeve in , .

Plotting (your own downfall) Starting out writing my historical crime series has been … let’s say ‘educational’. My debut, The House on Half Moon Street, is just the beginning. I’ve...

Plotter v. Pantser: Avoiding the Locked Room by Andrea Mara
Posted by Andrea Mara in , .

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you plot your books carefully in advance, or fly by the seat of your pants? There’s no right or wrong answer, but...

Five Tips for Writing Conflict into Your Book by Martin Cavannagh
Posted by Martin Cavannagh in , .

Martin Cavannagh is a writer for Reedsy, a marketplace with tools that allows authors and publishers to find top editorial, design and marketing talent. Over 3,000 books have been published...

Real Life vs. Fiction by Patricia Caliskan
Posted by Patricia Caliskan in , , .

Full-time employee by day, aspiring novelist by night? Then you’ve come to the right article, my friend! That’s how every author who ever nabbed themselves a publishing deal started out....

An Ode to Plotting: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , .

My second thriller, The Liar’s Girl, came out a few weeks ago. Writing friends of mine could’ve been forgiven for looking at the cover in surprise, convinced that the book...

HD: Putting the Ink in Imagination by Patricia Caliskan
Posted by Patricia Caliskan in , , .

The number one question put to any novelist: Where do you get your ideas? Dipping the nib in the old brainbox, is the truthful, if uninspiring, answer. The myth is...

The Unreliable Narrator: Midday by David B. Lyons
Posted by David B. Lyons in , , .

Get ready to lie. Crime fiction is surfing a wave of evolution right now. The highest-selling fiction genre has always carried with it similar dark themes, gripping story arcs and...

Scrivener: A Software Resource for Writers
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in , , .

When international bestseller Alex Barclay sang the praises of Scrivener in this excellent article, we thought we’d investigate and find out what it’s all about. This is what Alex said: The...

How To Research Writing A Novel by Angela Clarke

Angela Clarke is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me, Watch Me, and Trust Me. Angela has produced an extensive collection of Writing Tips video tutorials on many...

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