Category Archives: Janis Patterson

Christmas is Coming

by Janis Patterson For once I’m way ahead of a deadline. It’s a situation that doesn’t happen very often, and I’m going to enjoy every bit of it! A couple of months ago a couple of mystery writer friends and … Continue reading

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Writing Would Be Perfect If…

by Janis Patterson I mean it. Writing would be so perfect if it weren’t for the readers. I know, that is a very incendiary statement, but it’s true. We’re asked to live up to readers’ expectations without being given much … Continue reading

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What Happens Next

by Janis Patterson After listening to those of my friends who have become mothers – some several times – the more I am convinced that finishing a book is sort of like having a baby. The initial idea is delightful … Continue reading

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Body, Body, Who’s Got A Body?

by Janis Patterson On one of my email loops there has been a discussion about whether or not a cozy mystery has to include a murder. Both yes and no answers are plentiful and while the discussion has not been … Continue reading

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Splits, Murders and Happy Endings

by Janis Patterson I have a split personality. No, really it’s true. I do. Part of the time – as Janis Patterson – I delight in writing the foulest murder, stories of people who exterminate their fellows without a thought … Continue reading

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Enough!

by Janis Patterson I have gone into full rebellion mode. Yesterday afternoon I hadn’t gotten anywhere near my daily word count and that upset me, as I am very serious about my writing. But I couldn’t write. Actually, I was … Continue reading

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Flying High

by Janis Patterson The Husband is an avid rocketeer and even has a Level 1 High Power rating. That’s heavy, folks, and means he can send up huge rockets. So why am I talking about rockets on a mystery writing … Continue reading

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