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CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday top-notch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me.

“The best thing about getting Ragdoll published was relief that I wasn’t completely deluded”

This week: Daniel Cole

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Hi. I’m Daniel Cole. I’m thirty-four and live in sunny Bournemouth. I wrote a book called Ragdoll, which is out on February 23rd and am currently hard(ish) at work on book 2.

How do you go about plotting your book?

I always start with just a beginning and an end. I then work on a chapter-by-chapter basis with some major set pieces in mind. I find that there isn’t much point in me planning everything out because everything changes as soon as I actually start writing and letting the story play out in my head.

I did end up drawing an enormous spider diagram at the end of writing Ragdoll though to ensure that I had sewn up all of the loose ends…T O CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

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