Getting Your Head Around the Wordcount

Rena George Word counts, Writers, Writing 4 Comments

I was planning to write a post today about wordcounts, and how some authors can manage a colossal output. For instance, best selling crime writer, Kerry Wilkinson, produces FOUR of his phenomenally successful DI Jessica Daniel books a year. (I don’t think he sleeps) But the prolific Val McDermid is comfortable with just one of her blockbusting novels a year. (This is her recent interview with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Check it out. It’s brilliant!) Now I love writing …

Bloody Scotland Short Story Competition – The Shortlist

Rena George Crime Fiction, Writers 2 Comments

Six of the Best! If you’re a fan of crime fiction, short stories and great, exciting new authors, then you are in for a treat here. I’m delighted to introduce you to the finalists in the Bloody Scotland Short Story Competition. Six brilliant tales, each of them different, each of them excellent. They have been chosen from more than a hundred entries and you can read them all on the link above. Voting closes on August 21, so there’s still …