Posts Tagged ‘Crime fiction’

Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 467 KB Print Length: 389 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447225643 Publisher: Pan (8 Nov 2012) Language: English Sold by: Amazon UK, Amazon US Overview When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out. With little […]



I had a few choices for today’s post, but decided to go with Research. I suppose the days when you had to go to the library and check-out a big pile of books to do your research are well and truly over. Sure, you can still do this, but there are easier ways. You might […]

I’ve written a book! The first draft of A Scream in the Woods is complete. I only started it on the first of August, so in 52 days I’ve managed to write a 74k first draft. I cannot believe that I’ve actually done it. Thank you Camp NaNo for giving me the incentive to write […]

Like the Olympics, Camp NaNo seems like a lifetime ago already. I decided against doing an end of month update for August as I’d done so many progress reports during my camping experience. At the end of August I’d written 52k words towards my WIP and I was completely knackered. The end of the month […]

When I finished the re-write of chapter 15 my spreadsheet tracking tool told me that I had gone over the 50k words mark. Yippee! I know I’m sad posting a picture of my spreadsheet, but Shannon Howell posted something similar in an update about last month and I thought it was a good idea. Maybe […]

If you read my last post you’ll know that the Nasty Mr Migraine stole my Mojo, if you didn’t read it then it’s just one click away! Thank you for all your words of encouragement. I really appreciate the comments and support. It does make a massive difference. During the writing break I decided to […]

This is the 10th novel featuring DI Tom Thorne, the unpredictable and unorthodox British Detective. Central to Good as Dead is a hostage situation which brings together Thorne and DS Helen Weeks who appeared in Billingham’s only standalone novel – In the Dark. The hostage element of the plot brings a good pace and tension […]

I’ve finished re-writing the first six chapters of my crime novel. 67 pages and just under 20k words. Yay! It started out as an edit, but who was I kidding? It was always going to be a re-write. What would have been the point of studying Creative Writing for three years and then not putting my […]

After what feels like: – 15 years since I had the idea for my novel; 6 years after I started writing it; 5 years since I finished the first draft; 4 years after I re-drafted the first few chapters; 3 years after I started studying Creative Writing, 5 months since I finished my studying (complete with my Diploma in Creative Writing!) I […]