Author Archive: Anja de Jager

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On Writing a Series – Practical Hints and Tips

On Writing a Series – Practical Hints and Tips

Everybody loves a series, especially readers – and publishers! – in the crime genre. I’m currently working on the fourth novel in my Lotte Meerman series and for those of you working on a series yourselves, I would like to share some practical tips from my personal experience. Tip 1: Readers will read your books […]

September 19, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Plot-driven or Character-driven?

Plot-driven or Character-driven?

I love reading books about writing. It is my number one displacement activity when I should be working on my novel. However, it bugs me how some how-to books split plot and character. Some books even divide genres into plot-driven and character-driven and say that the plot-driven novels are more likely to be ‘commercial fiction’ […]

November 27, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More