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10 Tips for a Killer First Page

Crime writer Roz Watkins has sent us this handy checklist for the very first page of your crime novel. Get this right, and your reader will carry on reading... get this wrong, and... well - you know what they say - you only get one chance to make a first impression! A solid, consistent, clear… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Killer First Page

Character, Motivation, Process, Steph's Tips

Using music to create character

Gillian Flynn, best selling writer of Gone Girl, said in an interview that to get into the mood for writing the novel she listened to Eminem’s track ‘Lose Yourself’. Using music can be a really effective way to switch your mood from normal life to writing mode, and is especially useful if you’re short on… Continue reading Using music to create character