‘With a degree in psychology, it was inevitable that at some point I would move over to the darker side!’ Psychological thriller author WENDY CLARKE shares her writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #writerslife #BloodType @bookouture @wendyclarke99

Crime authors spill their guts about writing… This week: WENDY CLARKE I just write – no notes, no Post-its, no sketches of story arcs… just my computer and my fingers.  Tell us about yourself… I used to be a teacher but now I’m a writer of psychological thrillers. The first two, ‘What She Saw’ and ‘We Were Sisters’ were published by Bookouture in 2019. Two more thrillers will…

Do you judge a book by its cover?

How much do covers influence you? There are several books I own after initially noticing their beautiful covers from across the bookshop, and its that has has inspired me to then read the description. I discovered The Book Thief this way; The Night Circus, The Familiars and Meadowland are a handful of other examples of…

‘Thrillers can be beautifully written & funny’ Bestselling psychological thriller author SE Lynes shares her writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #writerslife #BloodType @SELynesAuthor @bookouture

Crime authors spill their guts about writing… This week: SE Lynes Being a writer is a bit like having no skin. Feeling things intensely is something most writers have had to learn to live with and writing can help with that. Tell us about yourself… My name is Susie Lynes and I mostly write psychological…

Book news! FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD given new life! Available for pre-order now #psychologicalthriller #crimefiction #FlowersForTheDead

💐🥀🌹🥀💐 So here’s my big news for the day – the fabulous Bookouture are taking my self-published book FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD and republishing it so it can reach a wider audience! It’s been re-edited and given a gorgeous new cover that I can’t stop looking at: those eye-catching colours, the movement in that stunning hair (I always…

‘I think we can only write the books we have in us’ Crime author Margaret Kirk shares her writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #amwriting #BloodType @highlandwriter

Crime authors spill their guts about writing… This week: Margaret Kirk [Success has] definitely added to the pressure. Our first books pretty much takes as long as they take, don’t they? But after that, particularly with trad publishing, we’re tied into deadlines and delivery dates. Tell us about yourself… Hmm. Okay – I’m a Highland Scot, living and working in Inverness again after…

Italian cover reveal! My new book, Il Suo Ultimo Segreto, is available for pre-order now! LA COPERTINE RIVALA! ILMIO NUOVO LIBRO ‘IL SUO ULTIMO SEGRETO’, E DISPONIBILE PER IL PRE-ORDINE ADESSO! @NewtonCompton

ITALIAN TRANSLATION OF POST IS BELOW ** LA TRADUZIONE ITALIANA DEL POSTO E QUI SOTTO ** 🇮🇹 🥳📖📚🇮🇹 Lovely Italian readers! 🇮🇹 🥳📖📚🇮🇹I’m so excited to show you the cover for my latest Italian release: IL SUO ULTIMO SEGRETO, which is being published with the fabulous Newton Compton Editori. What do you think? I love the creepy sense of…

‘The first draft is just getting a lump of clay down onto the table’ Debut author Philippa East shares her writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #amwriting #BloodType @Philippa_east @HQstories

For me, the first draft is just getting a lump of clay down onto the table. It seems that I need to have this “filthy”, quick draft in existence before I can even start seeing what my book is meant to be.  Tell us about yourself… Hello! I’m a fiction writer, living in Lincolnshire with my husband and cat. I began writing seriously about ten years ago; for a long time I…