Prize-winning crime fiction author Sarah Hilary is guest tutor on the Professional Writing Academy Introduction to Writing Crime Fiction course. Her debut novel Someone Else’s Skin won the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015. It was the Observer’s Book of the Month (“superbly disturbing”), a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. No Other Darkness and Tastes Like Fear (the second and third books in the Marnie Rome series) are out now.
We asked authors Sarah Hilary, Heidi Rice, Irenosen Okojie and Paul Kingsnorth about their attitudes towards plotting and planning their work.
Mo Harber-Lamond’s outlines his top ten tips to help you turn your crime fiction ideas into a compelling mystery.
Sarah Hilary answers questions on how to develop character and plot.