What’s Your First Draft Like? – Paul Finch

Great insight into first drafts of the crime writing business.

Rebecca Bradley

Today I’m thrilled to have crime writer Paul Finch talking us through his first draft process.

Paul_3Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, and, having read History at Goldsmiths College, London, a qualified historian, though he currently earns his living as a full-time writer.

He cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of children’s animation. However, he is probably best known for his work in thrillers, dark fantasy and horror, in which capacity he is a two-time winner of the British Fantasy Award and a one-time winner of the International Horror Guild Award.

He is responsible for numerous short stories and novellas, but also for two horror movies (a third of his, War Wolf, is in pre-production), and for a series of best-selling crime novels featuring the British police detective, Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg.

Paul lives…

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