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We aim to map all murders in London from Jack the Ripper to the present day.
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Reader, Writer, Publisher, Editor, Critic, Organization
Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler
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You should write a crime novel...

Write what you know, that's what they always say. You work as a crime reporter, why don't you write a crime novel?

My immediate answer: I can't handle plot. And I hate descriptive writing. Facts, ideas, characters maybe. I like to observe people; what they say, their motives and psychology. I don't care what kind of sound the gravel makes under my foot or exactly how black the night sky is on a cold November evening. I don't want to write about weeping mothers and orphaned…


Posted on July 26, 2010 at 9:48am

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