Amanda Robson

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So far Amanda Robson has created 5 blog entries.

What’s Your Poison?

The dark allure of poisoning, both in fact and fiction, has added intrigue to my life for many years. From Hamlet to A Series of Unfortunate Events, Agatha Christie to PD James. So many buzz words to tantalise me, to frighten me. To name just a few of my favourites: cyanide, strychnine, arsenic, ricin, Devil’s [...]

How Amanda Got Her Publishing Deal

I got my publishing deal through a combination of hard work, good luck and keeping steely, steely calm. Hard work I think you can only do it if you really love writing for its own sake, not because of what you may or may not achieve. Writing is for me an addiction. I am at [...]

Writing Tips From Amanda Robson

1. It’s all about the story, and every scene needs conflict. Only include scenes that move the story forward. 2. Speech needs to be more ‘West Wing’ than polite conversation. Cut normal conversation out as much as you can. The reader does not need to know that the tube was six minutes late. The characters [...]

Five Things About Amanda Robson

1. She would have liked to have been an actress in another life. When she writes she acts out each scene in her mind. 2. She recently discovered that she likes house music. 3. As well as reading crime and psychological thrillers she loves literary fiction. Chimamanda Ngozi, Christos Tsiolkas, John Updike, Sebastian Faulkes, and [...]

Upcoming Events

Amanda Robson on BBC Radio Surrey 24th April 2:50 (scroll to 2 hours 50 minutes into show) listen here. Amanda on The Book Show with Hannah Murray on Talk Radio Europe 2nd May 2017. Prerecorded interview. Broadcast time to be confirmed. Bristol Crime Fest. Friday 19th May 11:50 Amanda talks about toxic relationships in fact [...]