Tag Archives: psychological thriller

You Couldn’t Make It Up! On Plausibility

  Implausible. It’s not a word any writer wants to hear about their book. But with the market increasingly competitive, everyone wants their novel to be the high-concept book that everyone’s talking about. The bar for original, compelling, outlandish plots is … Continue reading

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On Teaching

About once a year, someone stirs up the controversy over whether creative writing can ever really be taught. Enough has been written about this so all I’ll say is that while you can’t instil talent, you can definitely hone it … Continue reading

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From Page To Screen

Adapting The Poison Tree When The Poison Tree was commissioned by STV, one very famous author cornered me at a party and feverishly told me not to let anyone near it – that the television company would destroy my precious … Continue reading

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