Writing crime fiction in a Sargasso sea
Writing fiction of all types in today’s over-subscribed market is difficult. Getting a ‘traditional’ publisher is even harder. Therefore, so many talented authors are turning to independent publishing, by doing it themselves. Or alternatively using one of the many publishers willing to take your money, and produce your book, that is sometimes as good as, or even better than, those published traditionally.
Let me introduce myself. I’m Stephen (most people call me Steve, and English predilection for shortening names!) I retired from the police service in 2005 only beginning to write seriously in late 2011. My debut novel ‘Blind Murder’ being published in 2014. Since that time, I have published two further novels and have earned myself an MA in creative crime fiction writing.
So, why have I not pushed myself and my book forward before now, I hear you ask? Short answer; Time. Until last year I was also managing my company which I set up after retiring, that became busier and and more successful than I could have hoped for. But now I want to concentrate on my writing and content creation and need to build contacts, subscribers and friends on this platform, my website and social media channels.
Building my community will, hopefully, bring together like-minded crime fiction authors and readers to swop ideas, provide information to you as to how to make your writing of police procedures authentic and discuss crime fiction, true crime and the publishing industry.
One thing, though. I am not going to ‘spam’ your inbox. I will not post daily, weekly or possibly not monthly either. When I have something to say, or answer any questions, I’ll post.
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