‘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…

‘I know lots of really dangerous tools than make for fascinating murder weapons’ Best-selling author Graham Smith shares his writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #amwriting #BloodType @GrahamSmith1972 @Bookouture

Every week a best-selling writer of crime/psychological thrillers shares their secrets and top tips. This week it’s debut crime thriller author Trevor Wood. I’m always afraid that one of my books will be universally hated. This only eases when positive reviews start to come in.  Tell us about yourself…  I’m a former joiner who now runs a…

‘I don’t think I would have been able to write it so convincingly if I hadn’t had children.’ Debut psychological suspense author Nikki Smith shares her writing tips

Every week a best-selling writer of crime/psychological thrillers shares their secrets and top tips. This week it’s Nikki Smith. [I] found it much harder to write [my second book] than my first book in many ways – the time pressure of knowing I had to meet a deadline made the process much more intense. Tell us about yourself… I’m Nikki Smith. I studied…

‘Every time a book comes back to me for edits, I want to rewrite the entire thing’ Best-selling author Carol Wyer shares her writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #amwriting #BloodType @carolewyer @bookouture

Every Thursday a best-selling writer of crime/psychological thriller shares their secrets and top tips. This week it’s Carol Wyer. I love… love… love writing from the perspective of the killer and especially those who are turmoiled. Tell us about yourself… I’ve started this section ten times and still I don’t know what to say! Why is this…

‘I’m now working on my seventh book, but still feel like a newbie.’ Bestseller Terry Lynn Thomas shares her writing tips #writingtips #writingcommunity #amwriting #BloodType @TLThomasBooks @HQDigitalUK

Every Thursday a best-selling writer of crime/psychological thriller shares their secrets and top tips. This week it’s Terry Lynn Thomas. ‘Editing not only makes my book better, but it pushes me to grow as a writer. I’m now working on my seventh book, but still feel like a newbie. So much to learn… ‘ Tell us about yourself… Terry…

BLOOD TYPE: Author Maureen Carter @GetCarter4 #writingtips

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. ‘I’ve read a lot of books recently that have far too much padding and repetition. Surely every word should earn its place. This week: MAUREEN CARTER author…

BLOOD TYPE: Say Nothing author Brad Parks @Brad_Parks @FaberBooks #writingtips

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. ‘I’ve had three agents, two publishers, and was sure I was going to have to quit’ This week: BRAD PARKS author of Say Nothing Tell us about yourself……