How to be both

Anya Lipska wonders why literary cross-dressing gets us so hot under the collar… There’s a great moment in the movie As Good as it Gets when a breathless fan-girl buttonholes Jack Nicholson, playing the curmudgeonly writer Melvin Udall. ‘How do you write women...

5 Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Writing

 Louise Voss, who has co-authored several thrillers with Mark Edwards, gives her advice on how to create the perfect writing partnership DO find the right person to work with. Most of the other writing teams around, especially in the crime-writing world, are husband...

Anti-social media?

Erin Kelly asks: Are Facebook and Twitter killing writers’ careers? I never thought I had an addictive personality. Cigarettes, alcohol, gambling? Water off a duck’s back. And then along came social media. A novelist’s life is pretty isolating; I spend up to...

Is The Psychological Thriller Dead?

Tammy Cohen asks if it’s a genre running out of steam… Hands up who can work out this formula. Main character (flawed but decent) + dodgy event + limited number of other characters (ideally with something to hide) + suspicious glances across the breakfast table +...