Writing Birmingham cop DCI Matt Proctor crime novels

Posted: April 30, 2015 in Posts on books and writing
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Let’s Talk Murder…

Broad Street, the Bullring, Victoria Square, Spaghetti Junction, the Clent Hills – people who know Birmingham and the Black Country tell me they like to read my fictional stories set in real places – locations they have personally stood in, drove through, where they have ‘stopped and stared’.

What about characters, plots and sub-plots, timelines, structure, conflict and all the other components of novel-writing? How are they worked into a novel?

Scenes are the building blocks of a novel? Is it ‘wise’ to use real places?  Real people???

Come and chat with me whether you are mainly a writer, a reader or both.

WHEN: 19th May 2015, 5.45-7.00pm (Free event)

WHERE: The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham.

Click link below for more information:

Off the Page with Tom Bryson – Library of Birmingham

  1. Thanks Peter, appreciated.
    See what you mean. Some of my readers say they like to find places they know, can connect with. Ah well,is there any one right way?

  2. Hi Tom, I’ve taken a different approach and set my crime novels in an unspecified city, so that the focus is on the events and the relationships between the characters, and the puzzle that is the criminal investigation. good luck with the ‘Off the Page’ event.

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