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SUCCESSES AND PROBLEMS by Marilyn Meredith

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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Something Bigger

My reading encompasses genres besides mystery, especially literary fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction. Nonfiction educates me, and I’m delighted when the author presents information in a way that makes me want to know more. The same is true of well-researched … Continue reading

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Ooooh, Shiny!

by Janis Patterson I’ll admit it. I have a short attention span. I’m all too ready to be distracted by something new and different. Which, incidentally, is why I don’t particularly like series – either writing or reading. I want … Continue reading

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Encore Performance by Sally Carpenter

One of the nice things about publishing is the chance to do it all over again and better. Five years ago my first book, The Baffled Beatlemanic Caper, went out of print. That publisher has since closed its doors, so … 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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Guest Blogger- Christoph Burmeister

The Poetic Murderer, and me — How the Book Came to Be Fear will learn to fear you. Last winter I got the news: Lionel Ross wanted to publish my first novel. I was overjoyed and humbled beyond my ability … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Characters

Part of what makes a great story is great characters. Any reader can tell you that. Writers talk about developing characters, fleshing them out, giving them back story, making them flawed and relatable. These are all vital steps in creating … Continue reading

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