What’s Your First Draft Like? – Clare Mackintosh

Rebecca Bradley

Today crime writer Clare Mackintosh seats herself in the First Draft hot seat.

b&w 140807MACK_0035 12x8 alt copyClare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time. She is the founder and director of Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and their three children.

When you decide to write something new, what is the first thing you do?

Buy a new notebook! Like most writers I know, I love stationery, and don’t need much of an excuse to go shopping. I start to make notes about the story, jot down thoughts about characters, settings, the time of year…

Do you have a set routine approaching it?

Not a routine, exactly, but I do like to have character names…

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