Turning A Short Story Into A Novel

Rena George Serials, Writing 6 Comments

It’s a while since I penned a writing post so I thought you might like to hear about my current project. It’s a bit different from what I’m used to,  not the content of the WIP, just the fact that I have never done anything like this before. You see I’m re-writing one of my Cornish crime long short stories, and turning it into a novel. And it’s been much easier than I had imagined. The first draft is finished …

Keeping Track of Your Novel

Rena George Crime Fiction, Editing your work 2 Comments

I love my lists – shopping list, to do list, planting list for the garden. I even leave little messages to myself all over the house because if I didn’t do this then nothing would get done. I suppose you could say I am a compulsive organiser. I like to plan my novels too, so that I have at least a fair idea of where the plot is heading, and how it’s going to get there. That is until my …

A Christmas novel? …well, maybe next year.

Rena George Cornwall, Cosy Crime, Crime Fiction 2 Comments

It’s some time since I produced a writerly blog post, so just in case you thought I had laid my pen aside forever, and reached for my knitting instead, well…err…no. I’ve actually been quite industrious, which makes my current dilemma all the more frustrating. Way back at the beginning of the year I had everything planned out. I would write a sequel to Danger at Mellin Cove – my first Pocket Novel and now in large print in libraries – …