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

Get inside characters

A friend of mine told me about The Emotion Thesaurus a few weeks ago. I bought it immediately. My favorite parts are the physical descriptions of emotional responses. I haven’t used it yet, but I’ve been clicking through it (I bought the ebook) and I know it’s going to come in handy.
Sarah Winter: Writing Tips: The Emotion Thesaurus.
http://www.sarahjwinter.com/2015/03/writing-tips-emotion-thesaurus.html?spref=tw&m=1