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Is deciding how a murder is committed enough material to start the next novel?

I normally start with a dead body. I know where the crime is committed. I tend to use the same detective because he is familiar to me and my readers. I even know the title which has developed from ‘Murder … Continue reading

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What are Cardboard Characters?

Answer – Two dimensional Answer – What you see is what you get. There’s a dialogue going on, but what else is in their minds? Again we are back to depth of character. Sometimes we’ve got to let the reader … Continue reading

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How much of yourself do you put in your novel?

Recently I discovered that much more than you realise about yourself is going into print. After all it is your perception of how the world is that is being written. You can disguise your setting by using different town names … Continue reading

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Keeping Company

Writing is a fascinating past-time, because you can keep company with many different characters. You need never be lonely. When you close the door and take out your writing pad or boot up your computer, you can still be with … Continue reading

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