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Mar.25.2014
I'm often asked how I research my crime novels and in particular the police procedure and crime scene investigation side of things. I'm not married to a police officer or a former police officer (although I am married to a former fire-fighter) so I don't have inside knowledge except when it...
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Mar.17.2014
On Thursday 13 March I was welcomed by a very lively group of writers at the Chiltern Writers Group where I was pleased to be able to pass on some tips and techniques on writing a novel. My talk was on the perfect system for planning, researching, plotting and writing a novel. I covered from...
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Mar.10.2014
Over a hundred people packed the performance hall at Winchester Discovery Centre in Hampshire on Saturday 8 March for CSI Winchester to listen to best selling crime authors Pauline Rowson and Natasha Cooper  debate crime fiction and crime fact with crime experts from Hampshire Police,...
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Feb.21.2014
On Thursday 20 February I was delighted to entertain the volunteers of the Southampton and District National Trust. I talked about the inspiration behind the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels, where I get my ideas from, and how I write the novels.  I also read a short extract from...
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Feb.17.2014
Whose story is it?  That is a question every writer needs to ask him or herself before starting to write a novel, or if not then certainly while writing and revising it. From whose viewpoint are you telling the story?  Is it single viewpoint or multiple viewpoint? Is it male or...
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Feb.11.2014
The answer is that the two are so interlinked it is difficult to say what comes first.  The characters drive the plot but in order to create the characters you must have an idea what the plot is about. In my case, in respect of the DI Andy Horton series of novels, this is usually a...
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Jan.21.2014
Creating a likeable, interesting and complex main character, one the reader can have empathy with, one they want to trust, feel his/her pain and disappointments, root for throughout the story is the key to creating a successful and riveting crime novel.  Pauline Rowson author of the...
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Jan.15.2014
My first radio interview of 2014 was on 15 January.  It was a very early start to reach the BBC Radio Solent studios in Southampton from Hayling Island, Hampshire where I live, by 6.30a.m. but at least I avoided the rush hour traffic on the very busy M27. I was talking to the lovely...
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Jan.02.2014
2014 promises to be another productive and interesting year. I don't make New Year's Resolutions but I do like to set goals and then measure the achievement of them throughout the year.  This comes as a result of my business background in Marketing where goal setting is important just as...
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Dec.24.2013
Here is a quick round up of the highlights of 2013, videos and photo slide show to come in following blogs.  My thanks to all my readers, my publishers, to the libraries and organisations who have hosted my talks, to the audience who have come along to listen to me talk, to the press, radio...