Welcome to the Darkside...

...join me, Akasha Savage, as I brave the deepest dungeons and scale the misty mountains to achieve my dream: to see my novel Bathory in print. I will take you by the hand and keep you beside me as I cross this uncharted territory...

...let us step into the moonlit darkness together...

Monday, 27 September 2010

To TV or not to TV, that is the question.....

Can it still be classed as research if I have a night off from writing and watch a police drama on TV instead?

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

What's going on 'ere then?

Sometimes I really love being a writer and doing the research thing. Today I've spoken to a really helpful Police Sergeant and a just as helpful Head of Police Media Services.

A big THANK YOU to both these guys for helping me get my policey facts right!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Getting the facts right.

So. I have hit a bit of a brick wall in my writing; it's not that I have writers block or have run out of ideas for what happens next. It's simply that I now have to check out some facts to make it appear that I actually know what I am writing about. Because I didn't want to stop the flow of my story once it had actually started to flow, I glossed over the bits I wasn't quite sure of - mainly police and forensic detail - so I could complete the story as a whole. Now I need to get those bits right. The only way to do this, is, I think, to pay a visit to my local police station. There is some pretty gory, and it has to be said, sick stuff I need to find out, all to do with abused and mutilated teenage girls.

Let's hope they don't lock me up as the local fruit and nut case!

I'll keep you posted....

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

For anyone who's interested - and even those of you who aren't - Bathory has gone up four positions in the YouWriteOn.com charts.

It is now at number 25!