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Blood Type: every fortnight top thriller & crime authors spill their guts about writing to Barbara Copperthwaite
“Before I go to sleep I write a page of notes detailing what I should write the next day.”

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

This week: Robert Brenda, author of The Girl In The Ice, and The upcoming The Night Stalker.

Tell us about yourself…


Hello, my name is Robert Bryndza. I was born in the UK, and now live in Slovakia with my Slovak husband. I was originally an actor, which I used to combine with writing plays. Then the writing took over, and now I’m lucky enough to write full time. I started out writing romantic comedies, but I have just switched to writing crime thrillers.

My crime debut, The Girl In The Ice, is a Number 1 international bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller, and USA Today Bestseller.

The follow up, The Night Stalker, is published on 2 June 2016, and is already in Amazon’s Top 25.

How do you go about plotting your book?

At the beginning of a book, I write an outline. I didn’t used to do this, but I have found my first draft needs a structure, or I tend to go off on tangents and cut huge chunks that aren’t working. I’m now also signed with a publishing house, whereas I was self-published before so I… TO READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL, CLICK HERE

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