Monthly Archives: October 2015


‘£100 POUNDS REWARD – MURDER!’  What do you think of this for an opening line of a crime novel? The opening line is from The Mystery of the Hansom Cab written by Fergus Hume. Most writers know a great first line in … Continue reading

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Suicide By Text

Originally posted on The Crime Fiction Writer's Blog:
You can’t think about it. You just have to do it.  You said you were gonna do it.  Like I don’t get why you aren’t. So texted Michelle Carter to Conrad…

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We’ve finally arrived in the future. At 10.29am this morning (AEDT) 22 October, 2015 (4.29pm 21 October, California time!) we reached the point in time when Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown arrived from the past in their flying DeLorean in … Continue reading

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All About the Girl

  ‘If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him…The luck of the world. Go with it, send it. (Charles Bukowski)   I haven’t had much time lately for blogging. The reason? … Continue reading

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