The Writer’s Life According To Sherlock Holmes

You Write Fiction

Another week, another Monday, another installment in the Writer’s Life According To… series. This time around we’re going with a reader’s request: BBC’s Sherlock Holmes. Shall we begin?


5 Non-cliche descriptions can be tough.

6 It’s important to prepare for each writing session.

7 When your beta readers get back to you.

8 No, we’re not totally insensitive…

10 The writer-protagonist friendship in a nutshell.

giphy (1) When a friend goes on about a story they always wanted to write.

giphy (2) “Oh, you’re an author? You should write about–”

giphy (3) When you lose yourself in an emotional scene.

giphy (4) Fairly self-explanatory.

giphy The obligatory when-you-get-an-idea-in-public reaction.


Thanks to S.M. Metzler for the suggestion! And have a fantastic week, everyone.

Note: all gifs found on giphy.com, header image and characters belong to BBC. 

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