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Voice and Word Choice by Paty Jager

“Voice is the author’s style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique, and which conveys the author’s attitude, personality, and character; or. Voice is the characteristic speech and thought patterns of the narrator of a work of fiction.” This definition I pulled off … Continue reading

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Lately, that’s been my writing life, good stuff and not so good. My long-time publisher for my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series has closed its doors. I asked for and received my rights back for the series and the covers. Because … Continue reading

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A Dickens of a tale by Sally Carpenter

Although we’re past the Christmas season, every writer should watch the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” It’s the perfect examination of a writer’s life. The title is a misnomer. Charles Dickens didn’t invent Christmas. He only revitalized interest in … Continue reading

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Pulling in the Reader by Paty Jager

Following the clues may not only stop the wedding… but separate Shandra and Ryan for life. This is the tagline for my latest release. When I wrote it, I didn’t realize the impact it has on readers. Especially those who have … Continue reading

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Hiding the killer in my subconscious by Paty Jager

Every mystery book I’ve written, I start out with the firm belief I know who the killer is. I start preparing for the book by deciding where the main character, Shandra Higheagle is, what she is doing, and how she … Continue reading

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Modus Operandi by Paty Jager

Modus Operandi: Noun – is someone’s habits of working, particularly in the context of business or criminal investigations, but also more generally. It is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as method or mode of operation. This is where I’m at … Continue reading

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