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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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Excited about 2019 by Paty Jager

I think the last time I was so excited about a new year, it was 40 years ago. The reason being, my hubby’s mother told him he couldn’t get married until he was 21. She had a strange reason why, … Continue reading

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Filling the Stockings by Paty Jager

I don’t know about other mystery writers, but Christmas for me is like plotting a great caper. Nothing thrills me more than finding the perfect gift for a family member of friend. Then there comes the wrapping. It had to … 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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Writing a Mystery is like Baking a Cake by Paty Jager

I had a post written, went back in to add a little more, and lost the whole thing! Man, I hate when that happens! I am finishing up a historical western romance book and getting ready to start on the … Continue reading

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Writing is My Life or My Life is My Writing by Paty Jager

There’s not a writer out there who hasn’t brought something from their life into their writing. Writing whether for pleasure or for money, deals with everyday life experiences. It has to. One can’t bring the full flavor of life into … Continue reading

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