Mark Billingham - Writer's Routine #32

Thirty-Two, this is an incredible treat for you.

This week's guest is one of the UK's bestselling crime-authors, Mark Billingham. In June 2018, Mark will publish his 18th novel, his 15th in the incredibly successful 'Thorne' series. This time copper Tom Thorne gets involved in a case that takes much inspiration from a real-life crime and mystery that still hasn't been solved today.

We talk about how Mark's writing style and method has changed in the 17-or-so years since he published his first novel 'Sleepyhead', which was later made into a TV show starring David Morrissey, and we find out if seeing his hero on the screen affected his view of story-telling too. You can find out how being a obsessive crime-fiction fan turned him into one of the genre's best, and why the name of this fine podcast gives him the shivers.

Also, we'll get a top writing tip from a debut romantic-comedy author who wants you to put down your pen, rest your fingers, and just tell your story.


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