February 7, 2017

My first book was released nearly three years ago now and since then I've sold well over 200,000 copies (thank you everyone who's bought them!). In just a few weeks my fifth book - The Red Cobra - will be out there for all the world to read (I can't wait!), with more i...

January 19, 2016

 

I’m writing this blog not long after watching one of my favourite movies; Batman Begins. Whilst watching the film, it got me thinking about just what it is that makes a character in a story, whether in book or on film, a hero? And has our perception of what makes a he...

October 8, 2015

 

I’m a huge thriller fan, whether it be books or film, and it’s probably no surprise therefore that so many of my readers have commented how they think the Enemy Series would translate so naturally onto the big screen (any Hollywood producers reading this, just give me...

September 22, 2015

Figuring out in my muddled mind exactly what inspired the character Carl Logan, the main protagonist of the Enemy series, is quite challenging now. Back when I first started writing, about 6 years ago, I just wanted to prove that I could do it. I’d set myself the chall...

September 15, 2015

All of my novels have a big emphasis on action. It follows directly from the types of books that I love to read and the movies that I watch. The key to action scenes, obviously, is to make them dramatic! Sounds simple, but there’s a bit more to it than that.

 

A really g...

August 11, 2015

Writing a sequel can be a daunting experience, whether it’s a novel, for TV, film, radio or whatever. The biggest pitfall, I think, is that you’ve already set the audience’s expectation. They know your main character. They know his or her strengths and weaknesses. They...

June 14, 2015

A question I get asked a lot is where does my inspiration for writing come from? How do I think up the characters and plots for my stories?

 

A lot of would-be writers, and even some people who are already writing, struggle with the concept of just how to create a story....

May 24, 2015

This article was originally conceived as a guest post for Rachel Abbott's website where budding and experienced authors alike can find some fantastic tips on writing and publishing:

 

 

Writing a best seller is easy, isn’t it? It’s just a process of stringing togethe...

May 13, 2015

Rachel Abbott has recently released her fourth novel, Stranger Child – another psychological thriller. Here, she talks about what makes the perfect thriller for her.

 

Asking that question is a bit like asking “What makes a man sexy?” or “What makes a plate of...

April 22, 2015

Ok, ok, I know I've not been in the writing game that long really, with only one published book (two if you're reading this after 30th April 2015), but I've been on one hell of a steep learning curve these last few years! When I was asked by fellow debut author Laura S...

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