Category Archives: Thriller

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books, authors, reading – three of my favourite things and this year they are celebrating 20 years of encouraging children to read. So many books written and read in this time. There … Continue reading

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Escaping your past

The first novel I finished and actually didn’t want to lock away in a drawer to never see the light of the day again was my thriller Escaping your past. I even felt it was good enough to be sent … Continue reading

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Building a setting

When I felt stuck in my latest story (Escaping your past), I decided to take a trip to Dover. This is where my book starts, where my main character Jacob Petran drives off the ferry in Dover harbour in a … Continue reading

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Editing and other stuff

It took me exact three months and a day to finish the latest edit of my thriller. No news from any agents yet. Thought I did get an encouraging (non-standard) reply from one. There are still some agents on my … Continue reading

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New Project

  I am writing again (hence the hiatus). It feels good. A new project to concentrate on. Writing new material, meeting new characters seeing what impossible situations I can put them in. Not unlike the feeling you get when you … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I am trying to find a suiting name for my next MC. I want a name that fits with her personality as well as where she’s from, as a comparison to where she lives now. Being a nerd I have … Continue reading

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THE END for the second time

After rewriting the last chapter of my thriller, I have finally reached THE END for the second time on this story. Now I will rest for a few weeks where I will try my best to think of something else, … Continue reading

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A major rewrite

Returning to my other writing projects, now that NaNoWriMo is over, I am setting out to do a major rewrite on my thriller. I have known since I finished it that it was too short for the publishing market, actually … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is almost here!

The excitement is building…. My story is more or less mapped out, characters are sketched out, my thirty scene cards are ready, the first line is already written in my mind (is this cheating?). I am ready to write. Bring … Continue reading

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First Feedback

The first feedback has come back from my Beta readers and it is actually not that bad. There were some glaring mistakes, such as that there are no rear-view mirrors in a lorry (duh!) and some places where they were … Continue reading

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