My writing day

I think I’m getting back into the writing groove. I’ve designed a schedule intended to allow me to work on my own material for part of the day as well as edit for clients for the rest of the day. It’s taken quite a few years to get here, but it seems to be working….

Diary of a Novel: special characters – part 2

Okay, at the start of this week I’d hit a brick wall and was struggling with whether or not to have a “supporter” character in my story. I’ve been playing around with this all week, shuffling between various scenarios. Could my supporter also be my opponent? Could Marcie’s mom be both cheer-girl and devil’s advocate?…

Writers’ Workshop: Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder

On Saturday I attended a crime writing workshop in Nottingham. The course was called “Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder”, and it was being led by Stuart Gibbon and Stephen Booth. This is a workshop the two of them do together several times throughout the year – or it is at the moment. The workshop was…