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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...

Bullet Journaling For Writers by Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

I don’t JUST want to talk about ‘bullet journaling’, or ‘BuJo’/’BuJoing’ as it is sometimes called (you are allowed get slightly queasy at this, yes). But it’s the elephant in...

Developing Your Big Idea by Joan Brady
Posted by Joan Brady in , .

So you’re so excited about the big idea you have for a novel.  Snatches of scenes and characters are taking over your imagination. They won’t leave you alone and you...

Location, Location, Location – Crime Fiction’s Secret Weapon by Marnie Riches
Posted by Marnie Riches in , .

Most published authors will agree that the development of a compelling story must always be informed by well-rounded characters. Especially in the case of writing series, you need a charismatic...

There is no such thing as ‘Process’ by Helen Moorhouse

A couple of years ago, I was messaged by a former work colleague who congratulated me on my latest book. I was, as is any writer, flattered. ‘How do you do...

Story Craft: Superman vs Spiderman or Story vs Plot by Sharon Dempsey
Posted by Sharon Dempsey in , .

Plot is the biggest worry for fledging writers. In my workshops, I am often told that new writers find the concept of plot the hardest to grasp. The problem often...

What Makes a Killer Story: Top Tips for Writing Crime by Angela...

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...

When Two Become One: Collaborating as a Writer by Hazel Gaynor
Posted by Hazel Gaynor in , .

Writing is often described as a lonely process, but it doesn’t have to be. What if you wrote a book with someone else? When I first told people I was...

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