What’s Your First Draft Like? – Nick Quantrill

Rebecca Bradley

Today we are joined by crime writer Nick Quantrill.

NQ photoNick Quantrill was born and raised in Hull, an isolated industrial city in the north east of England. His Joe Geraghty novels are published by Caffeine Nights. His work has appeared in various volumes of “The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime”.

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

Once I’m ready to start a new novel, I dump a load of notes down, usually far more than I need. It’s like I need to get everything out of my brain and down on the page. By this stage I’ll have been thinking about the novel for a while, so hopefully it will feel like a tangible idea. I tend to dump everything into Word, sometimes Excel spreadsheets (don’t ask) before trying to shape it.

Do you have a set routine approaching it?

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