A question I’m often asked is ‘how do you choose names for your characters?’ This is a great question and is one of my biggest writing challenges because I think names are so important. I’ll give you an example… I’m embarking on a new story and the laptop keys are rattling at great speed, the… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
The Fact of the Matter – The Importance of Research
As a reader, for me a book is a walk in someone else’s shoes and a whole new world I wouldn’t otherwise experience. On this journey, I especially like to learn about places I’ve never visited, careers, police procedures, and, most of all, realistic human behaviour, and I need to trust the author to get… Continue reading The Fact of the Matter – The Importance of Research
Women in Crime Fiction
Crime fiction became popular in an era when a woman’s place was believed to be in the home. As the genre grew so did the voice of women, when they were given the right to vote, and society began to accept their intelligence as well as their caregiving role. As the changes continued many writers… Continue reading Women in Crime Fiction
My Writing Day
‘I’ve got a golf competition this weekend so I won’t be around much. Is that OK?’ my husband asks. What? ‘Of course it is. I’ll be fine.’ Am I the perfect wife? Not really. I’m actually relishing the thought of some time on my own and headspace to think and write. People ask what my… Continue reading My Writing Day