MARTINA’S TIPS TO WRITE A KILLER NOVEL

Prima (UK) - - Queen Of Crime -

Write for your­self.

Don’t try to copy other au­thors, be­cause if you’re not in­ter­ested, chances are an agent won’t be ei­ther.

It’s im­por­tant you write what you want to read.

Don’t fol­low cur­rent trends.

The mar­ket changes quickly and, by the time your book reaches pub­lish­ers, the pop­u­lar gen­res may be dif­fer­ent to what they were.

Lis­ten to your in­stincts.

If you think an idea’s good, go for it!

Be nice!

It’s a small world, so treat ev­ery­one you en­counter with re­spect – you never know when you might meet them again.

Never fear fail­ure.

If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

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