Derek Farrell - Writer's Routine #19

Murder mystery author Derek Farrell explains his Writer's Routine!


Derek writes the 'Danny Bird Mysteries', a series of books that focus on a barman-cum-amateur-detective, and the cases he stumbles upon through the sleazy streets of London. Finally writing and getting these stories published has not been as plain-sailing as finding a bright light in the West-End though. After finishing one story which ended up cosy and alone in his top drawer - for his birthday, friends bought him a writing course, and it was a simple, standard character development exercise that gave him the idea for his Soho-sleuth.


We chat about finally getting that publishing deal, how he manages to write and on a train to and from work, and also why he had to completely rewrite an entire novel on a 7 hour flight home.


You can buy his 'Danny Bird Mysteries', which are 'Death of a Diva', 'Death of a Nobody' and 'Death of a Devil', on his website: www.derekfarrell.co.uk.


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