Novel Writing: The Perfect Murder Spot

Uninspired Writers

Morning story tellers!

Now, there’s a gory title for a Sunday morning blog post! There’s a reason we writers worry about what others would make of our search history. The amount of research we have to do into the things we may not understand or have never experienced, is huge.

When I began planning my novel just over two years ago I knew that it would open with an innocent passer by finding a body in a London park. I settled on Battersea Park, even though I’d never actually been there, only in the area. So with that, I booked a coach and told my Mum, “I’m off to London to find the perfect murder spot.” Wooops! That didn’t sound quite right…


So, while it may be a bit morbid, I believe it’s essential, when writing a murder, that the location is properly considered and researched. It’s so important and…

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