The Uniform of the Crime Writer
For the last four years I have worn the same thing every day: jeans, t-shirt, scabby jacket and boots (All seasons. 80% black).
This, I notice, is pretty much the uniform of the crime writer.
The clothing came naturally to me, but was also appropriate as my first four books were on the crime shelves.
Then along came The Donor.
There’s definitely still a crime cross-over with my adult books, but I am now officially a “dilemma fiction” writer. As was the case with The Donor, the next two books with Faber will not be on the crime shelves.
So… I’m going to have to change my wardrobe.
Question is: Do I wear tailored trousers?
Or a colourful skirt?
Or is there a third solution, one so terrible it has never even crossed my mind?