Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a series, as I do with the DI Andy Horton novels, are a tricky thing. There is ‘real time’ and there is ‘fictional time’.
In ‘real time’ I write two DI Horton novels a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the current novels are set over a period of sixteen months, which means there are an awful lot of murders in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, making it…Continue
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Dale Brown is the well-known author many aviation techno-thriller novels, including a widely popular series centered around the retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan. He has thirteen New York Times best sellers under his belt and…Continue
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Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a crime series, are a tricky thing. There is 'real time' and then there is 'fictional time'. In 'real time’ I write one DI Horton a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the novels are currently set over a period of a year.
Tide of Death,…
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Tickets are now on sale for my event at the exciting and vibrant Isle of Wight Festival in April. You can read about my event and other events taking place over the weekend of 15-17 April at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight on the website, but below is a…Continue
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LINK TO TODAY'S COLUMN - http://exm.nr/KforKeepWriting
As writers, we all say that we will keep writing. Oh yeah, write every day. Some of us do and some of us don't. I decided this would make a great topic for my column today in the Las Vegas edition of Examiner.com. Those of you…Continue
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I've never been much for sob stories. Of course, great literature tends to be tragic, and some of those stories are on my list of all-time favorites. I love reading versions of the King Arthur legend, for example, but I know that I'll be sad at the end because that "fleeting wisp of glory" could not sustain itself in the face of Man's corruption.
The best tragedies offer us some kind of hope, but even so, as I've gotten older, I find myself reading fewer books that I know can't end…Continue
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My family has been snowed in six days. Today, a second blizzard is dumping another two feet of the white stuff. With Jack, my husband, immersed in his imaginary world of HO-scale trains; and Tristan, my son, conquering empires in the world of Wii, I should have the first draft of the great American mystery novel completed by the time we’re dug out around Easter. Don’t you think?
When it comes to explaining my lack of progress, I…Continue
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