I finally finished my next book, KING OF SORROW. I've started submitting sample chapters to agents. At first this was an exciting time. I was half expecting an agent to call me and throw a contract…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Michael Brantingham Oct 1, 2012.
I was photographed for the autumn version of SOUTH magazine. The end result was a very scary-looking James. I tried smiling but it only made me look even scarier.Having spoken to many different…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Mar 10, 2012.
Hi all! I am a crime author residing in South Africa. My first novel was released a number of months ago through a company called Raider Publishing, a USA based publishing company. I have since…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by James Fouche Nov 19, 2011.
Crime novels tend to vary. Not every other book is the same. Even if the story has some uncanny similarities to another book, the feel of it as a whole would be quite different. Every author has their own signature, of course, and they stamp down their own unique style on every piece of work they pen down. Even if we try to prevent it, a little bit of ourselves still bleed into our work. This makes any given author distinguishable from the next one.
However, crime novels vary…Continue
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 6:00pm
King of Sorrow, my next novel, is nearing completion. Now I'm battling with two very serious dilemmas.
As always I call on the advice of other, more experienced authors than myself, those autors who have walked the line, who have lived to tell the tale. Here are the two obstacles:
1) Should I have the first 3/4 chapters polished by an editor before submitting sample chapters to publishers for consideration? I've heard this is a good idea, but it costs a…Continue
Posted on February 23, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments