Tag Archives: Research

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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Fingerprinting by Paty Jager

My current work in progress has been interesting and fun. I’ve had numerous conversations with forensic and law enforcement employees about fingerprints. While the fingerprints on an object doesn’t help find the killer in my book, the illusion they are … Continue reading

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Hidden Tracks

 I have files with titles such as “Accidental Shooting Settlements” and “Art Authentication” as well as “Pricing Art” and “Parrot Questions.” I finally deleted the one on 1989 Aerostar vans. The struggling old van made it through Shaman’s Blues and … Continue reading

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Location, Location: Using Real Places in Fiction

When I read books set in cities I know well, I enjoy recognizing familiar locations. It makes me feel like I’ve set foot inside the story. There are good reasons, however, to invent addresses, businesses, even entire towns. The usual … 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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