What I’m Reading IV

What I’m Reading IV

Reading is an important part of writing. Reading instructs, and reading inspires. I’m rarely without a book. I love reading at home. I also love reading on the road, where I spend a lot of time. If you ever feel a bit of writer’s block, reading a good book will always...
English Settings I: Britishisms

English Settings I: Britishisms

So you’re an American novelist and you’ve decided to set your story in England. That’s great. But now here’s your problem: English. If your story is set in France it’s perfectly legit for your characters not to speak French if they happen to be, say, American. If your...
What I’m Reading III

What I’m Reading III

British Police Procedurals II: The Bill Slider Series I recently discovered and fell in love with Cynthia Harrod-Eagles’s Detective Inspector Bill Slider of the Shepherd’s Bush police station in west London and his partner – or as Slider refers to him, his bagman –...