On writing

Interview on Liverpool Live 24/7

Why is it that we see the same names over and over again, when there are many more talented authors out there who don’t get a look-in? Why are women reluctant to submit their writing to publishers? How are books...

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Murder Squad – The First 20 Years

From mid-listers to Diamond Geezers by Margaret Murphy Margaret talks to Crime Squad about Murder Squad’s 20th anniversary, her reasons for founding the squad, the stellar success of its members, and a new anthology planned for their 21st year.

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Murder on the Midlist

Margaret talks to Ayo Onatade at Shots Blog about the frustrations of being a midlist writer, why she founded Murder Squad (now celebrating its 20th anniversary!), the outstanding successes of her fellow squaddies, her return to writing under her own...

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Brain

What is The Page 69 test?

It’s a challenge to turn to p 69 of your novel, and assess  if it is representative of the rest of the book. I accepted the challenge for The Cutting Room, book 2 in the Carver & Lake series: it covered...

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Tunnel

Serial Killers in Fact & Fiction

Strand Magazine invited Ashley Dyer to write about Serial Killers in Fact & Fiction. Read our take on real and fictional serial killers, including Dennis Nilsen and The Yorkshire Ripper in fact, and Hannibal Lecter, Dexter Morgan and The Bone...

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