Archive for the Writing Category

Hooks, Lines and Sinkers

Choosing a title for a book is as hard as writing it. Choosing a newspaper headline can be even harder: the time for dithering is short before presses roll. But the time we take to decide whether or not to read an article is even shorter: 3

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Submissions: 5 things you Don’t do (apparently)

Writing is tough: time-consuming, brain-addling. Pitching to an agent or a publisher accepting direct submissions is worse: time-consuming, brain-addling plus frustrating when they don’t answer and demoralising when the rejections trickle back. Before submitting my recently-published novel Not The Life Imagined, I spent hours reading advice on

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Book Reviews: Barking Dogs and The Crime Writers’ Morgue.

If you are a crime writer or an accumulator of curious facts, two recently published non-fiction books merit attention. When the Dogs Don’t Bark, A forensic scientist’s Search for the Truth, is Professor Angela Gallop’s personal account of the development of forensic science over the last 40

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