Lesley Kara – Crime author on why writing is a waiting game

Lesley Kara’s debut, ‘The Rumour’, was the bestselling crime thriller debut of 2019. She’s back with her third novel, ‘The Dare’, it tells the story of Lizzie, who is suspected of being involved in the death of a friend years earlier, and someone is out to get revenge.

We discuss her writing routine, and how it’s a waiting game, and a process of discovery. Also you can hear why she likes to read aloud, what she likes to know before starting, and how precise she is with her words. We chat about why it’s good to be bored as a writer, how she links ideas together in the theme of the story, and why she thinks she’s sold so many books.

Get a copy of ‘The Dare’ here – https://amzn.to/3g2eRYZ

Also, Lesley studied at Faber Academy. To get 10% off any online course at faberacademy.co.uk, just use the code WRITERSROUTINE21 when you checkout.

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