Pauline Rowson's Blog – April 2011 Archive (7)

I'll be on Portsmouth Live TV 3 May, talking about my marine mystery crime novels

Next Tuesday, on 3 May, I will be on the Book Programme on PortsmouthLive TV talking to Sally Cronin about my DI Andy Horton crime novels, and the latest crime fiction books in the marine mystery series of police procedurals including…

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 29, 2011 at 12:41am — No Comments

I'll be presenting certificates and prizes to the south's best young crime writers on Saturday

On Saturday 30 April at Portsmouth Central Library (UK) I will be presenting certificates to the fifteen talented young crime writers from across the south, shortlisted in the CWA National Young Crime Writers’ Competition 2011 at an Awards Ceremony, where I will also announce which of them is to go forward for the National finals in June.

The young…

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 26, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson talking to readers about her crime novels at the Isle of Wight Arts Festival

It was a pleasure to meet some existing readers and introduce my crime novels to new readers at the Isle of Wight Arts Festival at Ventnor on Sunday, and what a gorgeous day it was too, wall-to-wall sunshine with people flocking to the little beach in the small bay. I was just glad that some visitors managed to tear themselves away from the beach and the sunshine to…

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 19, 2011 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Writing routines- writing crime novels, Pauline Rowson explains her routine

I'm often asked if I have a writing routine.  There are a writers who write the same time every day come what may; others will write a certain number of words every day and say, 'when I've done my quota, I'll knock off writing.'  Me?  I have no real  set routine and I don't count the number of words.  Some days the words will flow and I can spend up to eight hours, maybe more writing.  Other days I will struggle to find the correct words. If the latter happens I will usually pick up my… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 12, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Planning And Structuring A Crime Novel

I've started planning the next DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, number eight in the series, which is set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England. How much planning is required when structuring a crime novel?

The answer to that question varies with the author.  Some crime writers spend a very long time at the planning stage, up to a…

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 8, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Finished DI Andy Horton Crime Novel last night and sent it to my editor

Last night I finished the final edits on the DI Andy Horton crime novel, number seven in the series, and pressed the send button. Yes, it's whizzed its way to my editor and will pop into his e mail this morning. 

Looking back at my notes I see that it took me ten months to write.  I started it on 12 June 2010. I would like to have written it in nine months and my…

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 5, 2011 at 7:56pm — No Comments

In For the Kill, a fast-paced thriller now published in Turkey

I was pleased to receive the Turkish edition of my thriller In For The Kill at the weekend. In For The Kill is published in Turkey by Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı one of the country’s…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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