2 December 2022
This week we’ve been asked to talk about our favourite holiday memories.
4 November 2022
In Murder, She Wrote, Jessica Fletcher pecked out mysteries on an old Royal typewriter in 1984 and ended up tapping them out on her laptop by 1996.
15 October 2022
The latest wisdom is that trekking to bookstores with your new book isn’t the best use of time in today’s market.
7 September 2022
Write what you know. How has your life shaped your writing? And how has your writing shaped your life?
12 August 2022
With the kind permission of my fellow writers, I’m making a departure from this week’s topic to talk about something else. This Friday I want to tell you a bit more about my journey to becoming a writer…
29 July 2022
Which side of the fence are you most comfortable writing from, the good, the bad, or the ugly? Do you consider one side or the other more marketable?
15 July 2022
What are the best books you’ve read lately? What’s on the stack that you’re looking forward to?
Summer is now well and truly upon us, and that …
1 July 2022
If you could easily change one writing habit, what would it be? Starting earlier (or later) in the day? Become a plotter or pantser? Rush through a first draft or edit as you go?
20 May 2022
I grew up in a house full of books, in a family full of story tellers. Our shelves were stacked high with books – in English, but just as much in Bengali. As a kid I’d stare at the curious Bengali type-face …
6 May 2022
Adding description to a story is an art. Too much, and readers skip over it. Too little, and the sense of place and mood aren’t adequately drawn. What techniques do you use, and please provide …
25 March 2022
Where do you keep your ideas? Whether our minor characters are based on people we meet, or our plots are ripped from the headlines, all writers need a way to store nuts for winter and retrieve…
10 Feb 2022
We seem to have moved from “unprecedented times” to “a constantly fluid situation”. What did you learn in 2021 about the “new normal” of the business of being an author that you’re going to …
Sam is an ex-Scotland Yard detective and veteran of the First World War who has been scarred by his experiences and finds himself in Calcutta looking for a fresh start.
Calcutta: it’s a city that everyone’s heard of but very few people really know. Over the years it’s received more than its fair share of bad press, but there’s another…
I’ve never known quite what to make of Rudyard Kipling. Indeed my debut novel ‘A Rising Man’ takes its title from a line in Kipling’s work about Calcutta, ‘City of Dreadful…
Abir Mukherjee, who grew up in the west of Scotland, is the bestselling author of the Sam Wyndham series of novals, set in India.