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Writing A Character Series.

Check out this excellent Guardian newspaper article interviewing a host of essential authors writing in the detective genre. Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Val McDermaid, Ann Cleeves, and others talk about how they came to write their series and the impact of doing so. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/27/me-and-my-detective-by-lee-child-attica-locke-sara-paretsky-jo-nesb-and-more

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A Tale of Two Writers – Michael Connelly and John Grisham

To begin at the beginning, this is not an exhaustive comparison of Connelly and Grisham. There will be plenty of writers/journalists out there who have already done this better than I can. These are my thoughts and notes from a great interview with the two authors by the bookseller Waterstones, earlier this evening. Connelly and […]

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Productivity isn’t always what you think.

Choose twenty books about being creative and they will tell you to produce! They aren’t wrong. If you are a creative then create. I think it was Seth Godin who said, real artists ship. I am not arguing with him. If I am a writer, then I need to stand at my desk and write. […]

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Where You Live.

In, British designer and tv presenter, Kevin McLoud’s 43 Principles of Home, he makes the following observations in Principle 16, Make the context of where you live part of your narrative . . . Research local history . . . Memorise your landmarks . . . Study the flora, fauna, and geology of your place […]

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Meeting With Your Characters.

I mean a literal meeting with your characters. You know, sat on chairs around a table, kind of meeting. I’ve spent most of the┬áday involved in those kind of meetings and at some point, when I am certain I was supposed to be paying close attention, I thought about writers having meetings. Not with their […]