The worst offence a writer can perform is to be dull or boring. It is a very woeful offence to be boring. The reader will stop reading and move on to another book while keeping in mind the author is not to be seen again. If a crime novel becomes boring, there’s a very high chance it is because the writer was fatigued while composing the words. The worst bit of guidance I have ever been told, and it’s slung around like a rule that must be followed is; ‘Write what you know.’ It’s not entirely honest, as you should ‘Write what excites you.’ With research into what is exciting to you, so you then understand what you write, and that excitement will come across on the page and excite the reader.
Published by Philip Shepherd
This is a new facet of my life and desire to make a success of the novel writing business. I do love the crime fiction genre and the noir/hard-boiled sub-genre. It is the intention to start a novel series where the Protagonist is a private investigator. Things go wrong and right for him inside the fiction world. View all posts by Philip Shepherd