Writing this towards the end of October, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is nearly upon us, and for many writers, it is a time for the final planning ahead of the 50,000-word count challenge. Even if you’re not setting yourself …read more →
Trends in crime fiction come and go, the most recent being the behemoth that is the psychological thriller. And it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. But what if you’re after something a little different to the usual …read more →
I previously wrote an article outlining the Ten Rules of (Golden Age) Detective Fiction as decided by Ronald Knox. Now it’s Raymond Chandler’s turn, purveyor of the hardboiled detective! Following the proliferation of the locked room mystery of the 1920s …read more →
If you already read through my post ‘Top 5 TED Talks for the Aspiring Crime Writer’ and are looking for fresh content to inspire, look no further than this list of 7 more talks!
In the 1920s mystery author, critic and clergyman Ronald Knox developed Ten Commandments he believed a crime fiction author of the ‘golden age’ ought to adhere to. By abiding by these rules, an author could ensure their work was worthy, …read more →
There is a subscription box for literally ANYTHING these days. Every month you can receive the latest and greatest in meat, Lego figurines, makeup and socks. But what about those of us with a penchant for the dark, mysterious and …read more →
Have you ever sat at home wondering whether you would have what it takes to be a spy or a secret agent? I know you have! So have I. I imagine myself being badass like Sydney in Alias – chatting …read more →