One Fictitious Moment: Self-Editing

A new episode of One Fictitious Moment and it’s about how to self-edit your work. Hope you enjoy it!

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That weird moment in a series…

… when you are closer in time to the launch of Book 2 than you are to the launch of Book 1.

Hence the change in the look of this site – it’s time to ramp up for Thrice Burned !

So here’s what you need to know about Portia’s return to Baker Street:

  • We catch up with our young detective right after her eye-opening Christmas in Edinburgh
  • She gets back to London just in time to be pulled into the spate of arsons plaguing the city
  • Portia gets two new best friends (and one of them is a little hairy)
  • It’s decision time for Portia Adams – is she going to be an amazing lawyer or the best detective in London since Sherlock Holmes?
  • the three casebooks in Book 2 involve Arson, Suicide and a case of Stolen Identity

Get A Clue: Writing Detective Fiction

My article for Kobo Writing Life. Fun to write, fun to read!

Kobo Writing Life

By Angela Misri­, author of Jewel of the Thames

If you’re a curious person like me, you live for a good whodunit. You’re someone who actually times themself while watching an episode of Monk/Bones/Elementary for how long it takes for you to solve the case (personal record: 8 minutes in). You might even be the type who when reading a mystery novel skips ahead to the back to confirm your deductions, too impatient to actually read through all the way to the conclusion.

Ok, maybe that’s just me.

JeweloftheThamesBut, if you are in that minority of humans who enter into otherwise normal conversations with an unnatural suspicion about hidden motivations then it might be time to channel all that into a really good detective story.

Besides the usual advice for writing genre fiction – for example to voraciously read/watch as much as you can from the genre you’re trying to…

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One Fictitious Moment: Writing a Great Villain

Second episode of One Fictitious Moment and it’s about how to write a Great Villain. Hope you enjoy it!

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One Fictitious Moment: Writing Detective Fiction

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I’ve been writing a few articles for various publications recently and as part of one of those assignments, I decided to create some YouTube videos about writing. This is the first episode, and it’s about how I construct a detective story. Hope you enjoy it!

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