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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Wignall Jul 6, 2007.


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About Me:
Er... I write books. What else would you want to know?
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Books And Authors I Like:
Apart from many of the people here, Graham Greene, Stephen Crane, Evelyn Waugh, Paul Bowles, Magnus Mills, Jane Austen, Louis Sachar, Kate Chopin, Gwendoline Riley, the good Lord Byron and many more I can't think of at the moment.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies - from The Awful Truth to King of New York, touching all bases between. I'll watch a bad film if it has Bill Murray or Christopher Walken in it.

TV... sort of everything and nothing.

Kevin Wignall's Blog

Publication Day

It's one of those things you most look forward to when you're unpublished - your first publication day. In actual fact, the launch of a book is never quite that clear cut - I remember walking into a bookshop two weeks before the launch of my first book and finding half a dozen copies on the shelf. I was so shocked that I asked the staff what they were doing there and they thought I was complaining and offered to remove them!

Then as time goes on and you publish more books, the…


Posted on November 15, 2007 at 5:53am

The Writer's Routine

I was intrigued by Daniel's forum post about cutting and editing work and the various routines writers employ so I thought I'd write a little here about my own routine.

The first thing is, I never outline. I'll make some notes of character names, minor details, occasionally pieces of dialogue that I may or may not use, but that's it. That's not to say I don't plan. For months before starting on a book I'll think it through, inhabiting the story until it's become completely mine. If…


Posted on October 19, 2007 at 3:52am — 2 Comments

Something about the books...

As a few people have asked about the books I realized my bio might be missing some of the key information you'd expect to find on Crimespace, so I've decided to say a little here about my writing.

My new book, Who is Conrad Hirst?, comes out in November 2007 through Simon & Schuster in the US. This is the last of my hitman triptych (a term coined by my film agent because the books all explore aspects of the hitman's existence but aren't a series and only share a…


Posted on June 22, 2007 at 7:26am — 4 Comments

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At 6:34am on August 23, 2010, Richard Godwin said…
Hi Kevin, thank you for accepting. All the best to you and your forthcoming works, Richard.
At 4:43am on December 1, 2008, Jon Jordan said…
Kevin, I;m ready for another book please.
At 6:54am on January 18, 2008, Kevin Wignall said…
Thanks Tiffany, much appreciated.
At 7:25am on January 17, 2008, Tiffany Leigh said…
Just finished -- and absolutely LOVED -- "Who Is Conrad Hirst?" Excellent story and characters. Loved your way through the narrative with the voice changes, and that there wasn't a wasted word in the entire book. Thank you!
At 10:40pm on November 29, 2007, Kevin Wignall said…
Thanks, Linda, glad you enjoyed it. I hope Conrad gets his height from me and his fitness from Jason Bourne...
At 7:49pm on November 29, 2007, Linda Lee said…
I now know who Conrad Hirst is!! He is 50% Kevin Wignall and 50% Jason Bourne!! Great read....well done you!
At 10:22pm on October 4, 2007, Kevin Wignall said…
Linda, thanks, that really kind of you - can a New Zealand tour be far off?!?

And Jo, how did it happen? I try to hide away but I can't help making an exhibition of myself.
At 9:53pm on October 4, 2007, Joanne Parker said…
Is it me, or are you just everywhere I look?
At 9:11pm on October 4, 2007, Linda Lee said…
Kevin, have lent your book to several of my customers "For the Dogs" Getting great comments back....they are loving it.
At 9:54pm on July 23, 2007, Kevin Wignall said…
Vincent, I have to say, the biggest single complaint everyone keeps making is not about the flood waters (which we're used to, if not quite at this level), but the constant buzz of helicopters, most of which are full of news crews.

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