What’s Your First Draft Like? – Mason Cross

Rebecca Bradley

Today I have crime author Mason Cross on the blog talking about his first draft process.

MCpic2Mason is the author of the Carter Blake thriller series. The first book, The Killing Season, was published by Orion in 2014, and the sequel, The Samaritanis published in the UK on July 16 2015.

His short crime stories have been published in magazines including Ellery Queen and First Edition. His story, ‘A Living’, was shortlisted for the Quick Reads ‘Get Britain Reading’ Award.

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

The first thing I do is to start noting down all of the ideas I have about the new project and start trying to get a very basic plot outline scribbled down. It’s always interesting looking back once I’ve finished a book to how radically different the finished product is from the first…

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