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Writing a novel in a day: The Mask Collector

A bank heist goes wrong when one of the hostages turns out to be a wanted serial killer…

The review

The Mask Collector by Andrew Chapman

"It's an honest crime."

This fast-paced thriller storms from start to finish, with equal parts gore and humour. I found myself switching from laughing to flinching then back again, and no matter what, I couldn't stop turning the pages. A very entertaining read with absolutely no boring bits.

"It was a pick 'n' mix of death."

The Mask Collector review text:

“It’s an honest crime.”

This fast-paced thriller storms from start to finish, with equal parts gore and humour. I found myself switching from laughing to flinching then back again, and no matter what, I couldn’t stop turning the pages. A very entertaining read with absolutely no boring bits.

“It was a pick ‘n’ mix of death.”

Grab yourself a copy: http://mybook.to/TheMaskCollector

The story behind the story

Now this – the story behind the story – is even more fascinating… Andrew Chapman decided to write the first draft of the novel in only 24 hours, kicking off at 9am on his birthday, then writing through the day, the night, and into the next morning.

I think the speed of the writing really comes through with the energy and pace of the story!

When he started, he had a good idea where he was going as he was adapting a screenplay he wrote a few years ago, but that didn’t really seem to make things any easier! Andrew documented his attempt live on Twitter, then two days later discussed the whole bonkers endeavour in an interview on Episode 384 of The Bestseller Experiment podcast.

He allowed himself a couple of months for edits before releasing the book a week ago. As the story was based on his screenplay, he effectively had a detailed outline, so the overarching structure was already strong and he could have the confidence to dive right into more detailed edits right away.

The final product is great fun, and a really pacey read – check it out! http://mybook.to/TheMaskCollector

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