Omnimystery News elicits Robert McClure’s motive for theme of DEADLY LULLABY
In “A Conversation with Crime Novelist Robert McClure”,Lance Wright, owner and manager ofOmnimystery News, asksRobert McClureto describe his writing process. UsingDeadly Lullaby as an example, McClure says he shoots for an opening scene with a theme and premise that he’s always wanted to read but hasn’t:
“I always start any story by deciding on a theme; inDeadly Lullabythe theme was ‘father-son relationship.’ Then I develop a premise, the one inDeadly Lullabybeing, “A mob hit man is released from San Quentin and yearns to reunite with his son, who is an LA police detective.” Then I take off writing by the seat of my pants and try to write an opening scene that defines the theme and premise, one I’ve always wanted to read but couldn’t find anywhere.”
Omnimystery News asks Robert McClure: “If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, to research the setting for a book, where would it be?” For those who have readDeadly Lullaby, how do you think McClure answered? To find out, clickhereand read the interview. Omnimystery News also elicits insights from McClure on his hobbies and interests, his take on reader feedback, and his current project,The Slow Dawn, the continuing saga of Babe and Leo Crucci.
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