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To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller…
The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.
Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to…
When it comes time to write the book itself I’ll shut the lights out, picture the scene I’m about to write then close my eyes…
It means working harder to do the research but I don’t really mind – I don’t think I have what it takes to chase criminals…
Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as…
You think publishing is tough but the music world is ten times tougher.
Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you’re not familiar with is the best way to find the…
The outline is 95 percent of the book. Then I sit down and write, and that’s the easy part.
The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law.
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.
Rule one: Write about settings you’re familiar with.
So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.
Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence.
My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don’t populate them with characters that readers can…
In other words, the people who populate my books are more than caricatures.
I’ve always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry.
I write pretty much anywhere – on planes, in hotel rooms, anywhere in my house.
I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper.
I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.
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