Thursday 10 November 2011

Writing crime fiction?

I have been pondering about this for quite a while. Instead of blogging (or just blogging), maybe I should try myself on something meatier. It appears that there is no acting course in sight, so I need to be creative differently. I have been reading true crime history, I have also got news from my blogging friend Leigh Russell who recently got back from a writing workshop in the South  of France (neat place to do a writing workshop), my cousin has published a book, so I was thinking: why not try myself at crime fiction? It is my natural inclination. My brother has been pushing me to write something for ages and ages, Montreal is such a great setting for crime stories because of its crime history, yet has seldom been used in literature (we got quite lucky TV-wise, at least once) and it could be for me a way to deal with homesickness.

So I need to gather my thoughts together, get my scribbless in order and those bits and bots of writing out and try my luck. I never considered myself a natural writer, not like I am (I like to think) a natural actor, but I will need to give it a try. I wrote my own take on the story of Jack O'Lantern here (read it here and here), now I could try at something different.


Anonymous said...

Great idea. I really enjoyed your Jack O' Latern story. I heard a piece of advice once that I think is really common sense: write something that you would like to read. Happy scribbling!

tao.owl said...

I say go for it, I am always up for a great read!

suzanne said...

I think you should! I love reading mysteries. And writing one is something I've considered from time to time, but I never seem to get around to it.