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Turning To Crime: Writing Colonial Mysteries, with Alison Stuart

Curious about how an author goes about building a world to create a series? Alison Stuart, Australian author of historical fiction set around the time of the Civil War, is embarking on a new project, the Harriet Gordon Mysteries, the first of which, Singapore Sapphire, is set in 1910 Singapore and will be released early in 2019. You can find out more here.

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Alison spent three years living in Singapore as an ex-pat wife and used the time to hone her writing skills. She is a lawyer and past president of the Romance Writers of Australia.

Our conversation ranges from how to write a crime novel to the intricacies of Scrivener as a word management system and the importance of writing groups. You can find out more about Alison and her writing here.


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This week’s sponsor is Paul Brodie’s The Book Publishing For Authors Implementation Program. You can find out more here.


About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

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