Writing crime…

My faithful followers, I hope you’re all having a great weekend.

As you know, my first novel ‘A Hole in Serenity’, fell into the psychological thriller category. A genre that I am extremely passionate about both in book form and on screen. My new project, the first in a new crime series, has been an altogether different challenge posing various obstacles along the way.

So where do those differences lie?

For starters, I’ve had to research policing ranks and policies within the police force. This is a MUST when writing stories that involve the police. An understanding of the ranks is imperative in order to address who answers to who from top to bottom.

Secondly, what every crime novel has, is a crime scene. The order of events and who is involved needs to be researched so that no stone is left unturned.

Lastly, press conferences and statements have to be researched to fully understand how they are given and what is at stake when they are delivered. In my opinion, this moment is essential in any successful crime novel or crime television drama.

I’m not far off finishing this first instalment which I am very excited about! Watch this space!

Thank you, as always to each and every one of you for your continued support and a big welcome to my most recent followers!

Take care and I’ll be in touch soon,

Mark

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