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  • Barbara Copperthwaite

BLOOD TYPE: Christina Philippou @CPhilippou123 @urbanepub #writingtips

“I love authors that drip-feed you information and peel back the layers one by one.”

CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday top-notch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me.

Tell us about yourself…

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My writing career has been a varied one, from populating the short-story notebook that lived under my desk at school to penning reports on corruption and terrorist finance. When not reading or writing, I can be found engaging in sport or undertaking some form of nature appreciation. I have three passports to go with my three children, but am not a spy. Lost in Static is my first novel, published by Urbane Publications.

I’m also the founder of a contemporary fiction author initiative, Britfic.

You’re welcome to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or Google+

How do you go about plotting your book?

Please don’t judge me, but I use spreadsheets (I’m an accountant by trade – I can’t help myself!) to plan, plan, plan. Because of the intricate narrative in my debut novel, Lost in Static, I used multiple spreadsheets for everything from events to character speech patterns to, of course, the plot… TO READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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