John Creasey was born 17 September 1908, and died 9 June 1973
- My characters live in my mind… I can see them and hear them much more clearly than most people…It never occurs to me that they don’t exist.
- Sometimes I fail in what I’m trying to do—perhaps it’s more than I can cope with. I’ve no idea ahead of time of what will develop; the plot and any other ideas all happen simultaneously in the … if you’ll forgive the pompous phrase … in the “act of creation”, as it were … None of it is easy.
- How many words a day do I write? Between six and seven thousand. And how many hours does that take? Three on a good day, as high as thirteen on a bad one.
Creasey was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than 600 novels using 28 different pseudonyms. John Creasey founded the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) in the UK in 1953. The CWA New Blood Dagger is awarded in his memory for first books by previously unpublished writers.
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