Harriet Tyce - Debut novelist talks learning to write, being inspired by work, and genre-fiction.

After working for years as a criminal barrister, Harriet Tyce gave up work when she had children and decided to write. A few attempts at getting novels published later, she realised she may need a little bit of help in tweaking, cutting and getting her foot in the door, so she enrolled in a Creative Writing course at University, to study how to become a better author.


'Blood Orange' is her debut published novel, and already it's gathering speed, success and critical acclaim. It's about Alison, who has it all - a doting husband, adorable daughter and her first murder case to defend. But as the past catches up with her, it all starts slipping from her hands.


Harriet talks about psychological thrillers and making her writing stand out on the shelf, also about creativity in law, and finding the right tone and style.


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