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  • Barbara Copperthwaite


“Listen to readers. They’re the best judge of what works & what doesn’t.”

CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday topnotch 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…

My name is Robin Roughley, author of the DS Lasser crime series. At present I have eleven self-published books on Amazon.

How do you go about plotting your books?

For me writing is an organic process. I have tried plotting a novel but found it restricting and I like that feel of being surprised as the story unfolds. This can lead to problems later on in the books but I still prefer the seat of your pants approach. I believe in getting the first couple of chapter’s right, as this should pose a set of questions for not only the reader but the writer as well. So I am always looking… TO READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL, CLICK HERE

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