Pauline Rowson's Blog – May 2011 Archive (10)

Can creative writing really be taught?

There are a number of creative writing courses popping up, some at Universities, some even being run by Literary Agents and Publishers and others by authors, including myself on 18 June at Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight, when I will be instructing on How to Write a Crime Novel.  But can creative writing really be taught?



All writers approach their work differently so there is no right…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 31, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

I'll be presenting prizes to the winners of the Crime & Intrigue Short Story Competition in June

On Monday 20 June I will be presenting prizes to the winners of the Crime & Intrigue Short Story Competition on the Isle of Wight, organised by the Wight Fair Writers' Circle.



I'll also be signing copies of my DI Andy Horton crime novels and my… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on May 26, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Crimefest Part Three - My publisher's drinks party plus a surprise visitor

It's not everyday I get invited to a publisher's party and when it happened to be my publisher, Severn House, how could I possibly refuse!



Drinks with my publisher followed  the announcement of the shortlist for the CWA Dagger Awards at Crimefest on Friday 20 May. 



Had a fantastic time and while there with my… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on May 26, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments

Crimefest Part Two in Photos - CWA Dagger Shortlist Drinks Reception

After my panel event and the day spent at Crimefest 2011 on Friday 20 May, Crimefest held a drinks reception in the Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol (where the convention was held) for the CWA ( Crime Writers' Association) to announce the shortlist for the Daggers Awards. It was a lively…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 24, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Back from Crimefest 2011-great to meet fellow crime writers and some fans of DI Andy Horton

I'm back from having a great time at Crimefest 2011 where I was delighted to meet fans of my DI Horton crime novels and my thrillers from the USA, Australia and the UK.  It was also a pleasure to meet up with my fellow crime writers and my publisher.



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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 23, 2011 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Ideas for crime novels come from various sources

Ideas for my crime novels, as I've said before, can come from anywhere: from an overheard conversation, from a story someone tells me, from a specific location, or from witnessing something such as the coastguard rescue.  Sometimes ideas come from a newspaper article and this news item popped up into my Google feeder recently from the Isle of Wight County Press.

 

"A GANG of lobster fishermen…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 17, 2011 at 1:52am — No Comments

Great review from Booklist for the latest DI Andy Horton procedural crime novel

I'm delighted that my latest DI Andy Horton, Footsteps on the Shore, published in the UK in January and in the USA this month has been given a star rated excellent review in America by top American reviewer Booklist who has compared it, and my writing, to best selling crime authors in the USA Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and in the UK to…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 9, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson's DI Horton crime novels featured on The Book Depository under their own tab-Marine Mysteries

I'm delighted that major on line retailer The Book Depository has chosen to feature my crime and thriller novels in their Featured Crime and Thriller section under their own special tab called Marine Mysteries because they are…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 6, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson talking about her DI Andy Horton crime novels on The Book Programme

Great time on air Tuesday with Sally Cronin on Portsmouth Live TV on the Book Programme talking about my series of crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, and my thrillers,…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 6, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Announcing the winner of the South of England CWA Young Crime Writer Competition

On Saturday 30 April I was delighted to announce the winner of the Young Crime Writers' Competition 2011for the southern area of England at an awards ceremony at Portsmouth Central Library, and present certificates to the shortlisted entrants from across the south.



George Neame, (16) from Bognor Regis, West Sussex was awarded first prize for his entry The Photograph and will now go… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on May 3, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

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