Rebecca Whitney studied Creative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. After working for a record company she switched to film production, moving up from tea girl to producer, and making music videos and documentaries. Since relocating to Brighton, she has completed the Creative Writing Certificate at Sussex University, and now lives and writes by the sea with her husband and two children. Discover more @RebeccaJWhitney and www.rebeccawhitney.co.uk
Is it just us, or is there something terrifyingly compelling about reading books about psychopaths? Do we enjoy the insight into a fictional mind that's wired completely differently to our own? Or is the truly terrifying part that we can often identify with these characters on some level? Dar...
'When you read a book, the story definitely happens inside your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it.' - Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.
In mid-July, the Pan Macmillan crime team (authors included) made their way to the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate. For some of our authors, it was their first time at the festival.
Five films that have been an inspiration for The Liar's Chair by Rebecca Whitney.
Rebecca Whitney, author of The Liar's Chair, picks her favourite quotes to inspire the writer inside of you.
The unreliable narrator is a crime fiction staple, creating plot twists and turns which are impossible to predict and leaving the reader with no-one to trust as events unravel. Here are our five most unreliable narrators.
Rebecca Whitney, author of psychological thriller The Liar's Chair, investigates why we find thrillers so compelling to read.
Think ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, obsessive love and the villainy that operates on both sides of the law.
We're all guilty of sticking with what we know. Whether it be ordering the same thing from the menu every time you go out for dinner, or walking the exact same route to the bus stop every day. The familiar is certainly comforting. But what happens when you take a chance on something new? ...
These are all writers and books I admire greatly, that create deep mood with beautiful prose and fascinating story.
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by @RebeccaJWhitney - 15 days ago
Honoured to be included in @LucyVHayAuthor's #TBConFB's 20/20 list. Thank you, Lucy x https://t.co/MpXFxRK204
Thank you @LucyVHayAuthor for this review X https://t.co/QE9lkNLAm9
by @RebeccaJWhitney - one month ago
rebeccawhitneywriter - 3 months ago
Kick start your creative writing after the summer holidays. Last call for this character class I'm running tomorrow with clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Fraser. Just a couple of spaces left!
Rebecca Whitney shared The Beach Hut Writing Academy's photo.
rebeccawhitneywriter - 4 months ago
I wanted to share the FLASH SALE code for the 'Character and Psychology Masterclass' I'll be running with clincal psychologist, Dr Sam Fraser, as part of the Beach Hut Writing Academy. September 10th in Brighton. It's suitable for all genres and all stages of writers, and will be a fab day...
You can get £15 off until 1pm on 8 August if you type FLASH into the Discount Code box when you buy tickets - bringing it down from £110 to £95.
As part of the Beach Hut Writing Academy, Dr Sam Fraser and myself will be running our character and psychology course again this September. The location is Brighton this time!
rebeccawhitneywriter - 5 months ago
The songs that inspired The Liar's Chair, with Gilly Smith's 'The Write Songs' on Radio Reverb.
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