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Amanda Flower’s Advice for New Mystery Writers
This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to a wonderful mystery writer, Amanda Flower (yes, that’s her…Read more.
Duffy Brown’s “Never Give Up” Game Plan to Getting Published
All writers, especially first-time writers, struggle mightily with self-doubt. Believe me, I know. Even though, so far, I’ve stuck a mere…Read more.
Advice for New Writers from Author Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Will Rogers said, “A man learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” …Read more.
The Mystery of the Brain
Making time to blog has been harder this summer. I’m revising my traditional mystery manuscript, and I’ve become obsessed. After…Read more.
Remind Me Again: Who Is That Character?
Recently, a mystery-writing friend and I have been reading and commenting on each other’s manuscripts–a very helpful thing to do. And…Read more.
Smell the Roses
The sense of smell, scientists tell us, is the most powerful of all the human senses. It is the only…Read more.
Where In The World Are We?
Eudora Welty (1909 – 2001), writer of stories set in the American South, famously said, “Every story would be another…Read more.
1816: The Year Without A Summer
Have I missed something? It is mid-May, right? Two days ago I received an email from an English mystery-writer…Read more.
Return From Malice
I just returned from Malice Domestic, the gathering held each spring near Washington, D.C. for fans and writers of the…Read more.
How to Have A Perfect* European Vacation, Part III (*Nothing is perfect)
I cannot end this series on the memory-making misadventures of foreign travel without mentioning the perils of trying to speak…Read more.