Category Archives: Janis Patterson

Setting Chaos Right

by Janis Patterson Admittedly, there is something strange about those who spend a great deal of their time in thinking up ways to do away with another of their fellow beings. Someone once wrote that a person who repeatedly tries … Continue reading

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What Makes A Writer? Nature or Nurture?

by Janis Patterson What makes a writer? Is it genetic? Or the way we are raised? Or something we choose that we feel we must follow? Or all of the above? To begin with let me say I am the … Continue reading

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The ‘M’ Word – Motivation

by Janis Patterson Last month on the Make Mine Mystery blog I wrote about the plethora of book ideas that always seem to overcome and sometimes swamp me. ( https://makeminemystery.blogspot.com/2018/08/an-embarrassment-of-riches.html ) This resonated with a lot of my writer friends … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again!

by Janis Patterson It never ends. Writers are the sitting ducks of the universe, and it seems that someone is always trying to figure out a way to profit off our work without fairly compensating us for it. Back when … Continue reading

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The Research Monster – or – Down the Rabbit Hole

by Janis Susan May/Janis Patterson Hello, my name is Janis Susan and I am a research geek. I have always believed that historical accuracy in our fiction is of paramount importance – equal to that of a good story, in … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Writing and Publishing

by Janis Patterson It is the best of times to be a self-published author. We can put our own books out without having to deal with the ‘writing by committee’ mentality that infects the world of traditional publishing. We can … Continue reading

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Books… And More Books… And Still More Books…

by Janis Patterson Books are most definitely a leitmotif in my life. I have always loved to read. Even in my toddler days I would on an almost daily basis pull every book I could reach off the shelves and … Continue reading

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