Work in progress: STILETTO

Work in progress: STILETTO

Part 4: References I mentioned earlier, that films such as “The French Connection” and “Bullit” are some of my major influences on this project. It’s a contemporary story, and yet the cops look like they wandered out of an episode of “Streets of San Francisco”. I wanted them to look off, like they’re relics in […]

Work in progress: STILETTO

Work in progress: STILETTO

Part 3: Shark Sequence What’s the first color you think of, when you think of a cop drama? Blue, right? So I decided I wouldn’t use blue in at all. I started doing the book in monochrome, yellowish-grey tones, with the plan to go over it again on the computer. But having done the first […]

Work in progress: STILETTO

Work in progress: STILETTO

Part 2: INT: HOTEL Always have someone killed in the first scene. That’s my goal, anyway. Originally this opening scene was longer, but something as mundane as page count made me decide to cut it here. More of a cliffhanger that way, too. The inciting incident is actually borrowed from “Bullit”, just as there are […]