Writing What You Don’t Know by Eamonn Griffin

restrain yourself at your peril.

Crime Cymru

Each week, we invite our Crime Cymru writers to tell us a bit about themselves and their writing. This week, Eamonn Griffin gets himself into a bit of research-related bother.

Writing What You Don’t Know by Eamonn Griffin

One of those often-repeated maxims about writing is to write what you know. That fiction is informed in part by experience and expertise, and that it makes sense if the writer can draw on this in the creation of their worlds, characters, and stories.

And to at least some extent, this is true of the writers who huddle under the Crime Cymru pub garden umbrella. There are folks who’ve got expertise in clinical psychology, there are people who’ve got backgrounds in policing and the criminal justice system. There are folk who live and work in and know an awful lot about Wales.

There is at least one member of the Crime…

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