The answer to the headline question is: You learn from the experts, of course! And that is exactly what I will be doing next month! On Saturday Oct 9th I will be attending Crime Writing: Making it Real Crime Scene Continue reading HOW DO YOU CREATE REALISTIC, GRIPPING CRIME FICTION? #promo @nholten40 @gbpoliceadvisor @Profwriting @KateBendelow @crimewritersci
CWA Debut Dagger Writing Competition 2021 Opens for Entries Budding authors are invited to submit the opening of their novel to the coveted Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Debut Dagger competition 2021. The international writing competition opens for entries on October Continue reading Debut Dagger Competition 2021… #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa @MWCravenUK
Today I am thrilled to be hosting Morgen Bailey’s The 365-Day Writer’s Block Workbook (Volume 1) blog tour. My thanks to the author for an ARC and to Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity for the invite Continue reading What tools can you use to avoid writer’s block? #The365DayWritersBlockWorkbook (Volume 1) @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @morgenwriteruk
A week ago today I was over in Bute, eagerly awaiting the final day of a fabulous weekend at a small but panel-filled crime festival: Bute Noir! The weekend may have flown by, but there was never a dull moment Continue reading Bute Noir: A Criminally Great Weekend! #ButeNoir2018 @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @CraigRobertson_
More exciting news to share from the London Book Fair! Are you an aspiring writer? Pitch your ideas to the panel at the London Book Fair! Details below! #GetWriting The London Book Fair’s ever-popular writing competition issues Call for Entries Continue reading The London Book Fair’s Write Stuff creative writing competition opens for entries! @nholten40 @LondonBookFair
Woohoo! On Wednesday, I packed my bags and headed somewhere I always wanted to go…EDINBURGH! I ❤️ Scotland, so I was super excited when two…yes TWO book events were happening over two nights, giving me a fantastic excuse to head Continue reading Let’s Get Criminal! #PlottingThePerfectMurder #BlackwellsOfEdinburgh @nholten40 @BookWeekScot @CollinsJacky @JackieMBaldwin1 @GrahamSmith1972 @allanguthrie
Some exciting news to share for any writers or aspiring writers out there! My thanks to the fabulous Angela McMahon of Flow Communications for asking me to be a part of sharing the press release! Check this out: Self-published authors Continue reading The Festival Of Writing: Coming Soon!
This is one of those posts where I am pretty sure all the “Eeeeeeks!” and “OMFG’s!” will not even begin to touch the excitement, inspiration and motivation I came away with after attending Crime & Publishment 2017 this weekend! Being Continue reading Crime & Publishment 2017: I Want To Be A Crime Writer…