Bloody inspiration

Crime writing is a big book category in Britain and here are this year’s Dagger award winners. As always, I like to look to winners for inspiration. Daggers crime writing awards presented to ‘the best of the best’ | Books | The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/01/daggers-crime-writing-awards-crime-writers-association

One more tool

When I was younger, and at times in college, I made attempts to keep a journal. I would put their contents in the category of “warm-up drills.” Some swear by them. Here’s an argument for using one. The Most Obvious Writing Tool You’re Not Using. http://writeitsideways.com/the-most-obvious-writing-tool-youre-not-using/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=writeitsideways