Saturday, 21 March 2015

Novel synopsis

I had planned to publish a relatively full synopsis here, with a view to gauging interest, but I had a sudden panic about unscrupulous people on the internet coming along and stealing my idea. It's possible I'm jumping the gun a bit there, but better safe than sorry, as they say. To that end, I'm now publishing a rough outline, and will elaborate to those who ask for further details. Here goes:

It's a murder mystery, but more literary, in a nutshell. It's a non-linear series of interwoven narratives, building out the story of the deceased and those around her, eventually reaching a (rather violent, if I'm honest) crescendo in which one man is wrongly accused, and the real culprit finally admits guilt. So far, I'm at about 30,000 words and I'm aiming for 50,000-75,000. Watch this space (and Twitter - @seenitheardit1, also the account for my arts and entertainment blog) for progress updates!


  1. good luck with the book - start with a plan but be prepared for it to change. i've been trying to write a novel for longer than i care to remember but the characters just won't do what i want them too...and for god's sake don't show it to family. Family are rubbish at feedback

  2. Thanks! It's rumbling along ok so far and I've had some good feedback, so fingers crossed. Good luck with yours, too!