1. Nothing is impossible to the person who hasn't got to do it himself. 2. He who lives on hope will die fasting. 3. I used to be Snow White but I drifted. 4. Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot. 5. Faith can move mountains - she's a big girl. 6. Don't follow a path, rather go where there is no path and leave a trail. 7. A classic is something that everybody wants to have read [...]
Happy New Year all. My writing challenge this year is to complete my current novel called 'Best Of Friends', a crime novel. The story is about three couples who take an extended weekend to meet up at a holiday resort. Six arrive, five leave. In addition, I have two novels ready to be edited.
Apart from writing from experience, if you happen to have committed crimes or worked as a detective, you can study how to write novels about crime. There's even a book on the topic with the odd title 'How To Write Crime' with contributions from a number of crime writers including Gary Disher (Paydirt,Deathdeal),Minette Walters (The Ice House, The Dark Room)and JR Carroll (Token Soldiers, Tropic of Fear). Or you can just leave it up to your imagination, like I do, [...]