On Writing

The professional blog of author Neal Griffin. Featuring articles about writing, policing, and more.

SDSU Writer’s Conference Profile

After my novel, Benefit of the Doubt, was selected for an “Editor’s Choice Award” I had the honor of being profiled by the SDSU Writer’s Conference. It gave me a chance to talk about the journey of a debut author.


Crime Fiction with Social Context

I recently attended Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, CA and sat in on a panel of writers discussing the idea of writing crime novels with social context. Seemed like heady stuff, so no surprise a school teacher showed up to hold class.


How I came to be a Writer

As I meet more and more folks who write for a living, I often hear them respond to the question, “When did you know you wanted to be a writer?” The answer, is typically something pretty close to, “Oh…. I always wanted to be a writer; there was never a doubt.”