Lots to like (and learn) from this article from Nell Peters courtesy of the fab Jane Risdon. Never good when you’re will for ‘The End’… Nell has more patience than many. And yes, never include EVERYTHING you research and what you do include has to be 100% believable if it’s not 100% true. Let your reader pick one fault and they won’t trust you thereafter. And I didn’t know Accent published crime… mmm, tempting to polish my dusty tomes. 🙂
Crime Writer Nell Peters
Today I am very pleased to welcome fellow Accent Press Author and Facebook pal,
Hi everybody! I’m very happy to be Jane’s guest today – she writes such informative and interesting blogs (with great pics!), I will have to mind my Ps and Qs and make sure I don’t send everyone running for the nearest stash of alcohol and or cake.
I thought I’d combine and discuss two already closely associated elements of writing here – research and whether fiction should always be 100% factual, as it were.
It was last autumn that I really started to mull over the latter in some depth, when I was a reader for the Romantic Novelist Awards, presented in March 2016. Though I don’t tend to read romance per se, that’s not because I feel it doesn’t warrant my attention – it’s simply that I…
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