For the last few weeks I’ve been completely rewriting a novel of mine which has been languishing in a drawer (actually on a memory stick). I’m always trying to improve what I write, read other authors and move forward. I’m rewriting with some key tips in mind, a sort of amalgamation of ideas which I thought I’d share. I’d love to know what other crime writers think. Anyway here goes.
- Write an exciting beginning which plunges straight into the story and doesn’t explain too much! ( I had to rewrite mine completely)
- Try to put in content, facts, interesting observations that you have never read in another novel. ( Harder than it seems I know but think about what you know. What is your own USP, something that you know about that other people don’t? Why not use it?
- Be complex, the plot can be fiendish but you also need…
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