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Mystery and Mysticism by Paty Jager

My brother is an artist who creates his own bronze statues and patinas bronze work for other artists. When he told me about a specific piece he’d put the patina on and how it had a unique configuration, he had … Continue reading

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What do Jessica Fletcher, Shania Twain, and Sarah Winnemucca have in common? by #Paty Jager

I was asked this question for a blog interview I did: Describe your protagonist as a mash-up of three famous people or characters. These are the people/characters I picked and the reasoning behind choosing them. The first is a character: … Continue reading

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6 Deadly Sins of Writing a Mystery by Paty Jager

Every mystery writer wants to write the best who-dun-it. The one who kept the reader guessing to the end and then has the reader saying, “Wow, I didn’t see that coming.”  But the writer has to beware of the 6 … Continue reading

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Be Professional at all Times by Paty Jager

Last Friday I had a book signing with a new bookstore owner in a town where I lived for thirty years. I have a little person who sits on my shoulder and tells me to get things done in a … Continue reading

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A Gun in the Hands of a Woman by Paty Jager

I’ve had to research what type of revolver would be best for a woman to use for my murder mystery series. While Shandra knows how to handle a rifle from growing up on a large ranch, she’s never felt the … Continue reading

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Researching a Mystery by Paty Jager

#mystery #MondayBlogs #murder I’m the wife of a rancher and I write murder mystery. Continue reading

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Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas? By Ann McAllister Clark

It’s magical really. Well, at first it may seem that way. Creative thoughts, words and phrases running through a writer’s mind as she is writing. Sometimes it feels the words are like ribbons spilling out of our fingers, pens, pencils … Continue reading

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