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Writing that tricky first novel

Monday 7th February 2011


I’ve just written an article on writing Sanctus, which is now here on the Crime Time website. While you’re there have a look around, it’s full of good stuff, useful reviews and lots of writers talking about their craft.

When I was writing Sanctus and learning as I went along I was almost obsessively interested in how other writers went about their business. What did they do, how many words did they write a day, to outline or not to outline? Many of the answers I found on websites like Crime Time.

What I discovered in the end is that there is no magic method. Everyone is different. You have to find your own way. I think I’m still looking for mine. I’ll let you know how it goes.


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