VM Giambanco First Draft Q & A

When you decide to write something new, what is the first thing you do? I start scribbling little notes on paper – always paper first – and it could be anything from a name to a situation or a question, in fact more often than not it is a ‘what if’. Do you have a set routine approaching it? It is not a routine as such but, inevitably, I seem […]

What do I want from a villain?

As I write this post I’m working on the fourth book of the Alice Madison series and when the issue of a subject for this piece came up I had little doubt that I wanted to talk about villains. Why? Because, more than in any other genre, villains define the crime fiction novel and it is by what villains do that the other characters come alive. Where would Clarice be […]