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 →
Here we go, the FOURTH in my ‘random generators’ series! Isn’t it hard to think up good plot twists for your stories? If you’re experiencing the dreaded writer’s block, look no further than this roundup of plot twist generators from …read more →
This month The Puppet Show is swanning off on a well-earned break, to indulge in cocktails, splashing in the pool and some good old-fashioned shade-bathing. I did a little research to find some current crime, thriller and suspense reads to …read more →
Here I am, back once again with RANDOM GENERATORS! This time we’re dealing with randomly generated plot ideas. Take a look through the list and the examples churned out, do any of these jog a story idea for you? If …read more →
Channel your inner sleuth or find the perfect gift for a Sherlock fan with these fantastic ideas gathered from all over the internet. This list has over 30 gift ideas to get you started!
Inspired by my previous article which looked at ‘50 Ways to Say ‘Villain’’, I began thinking about other words I tend to overuse in my writing. The word ‘said’ is definitely the one. I’m sure it is for many of …read more →