Category Archives: On Writing

I Have a Double Deal for You!

I Have a Double Deal for You!It’s the most wonderful time of the year; a time for family, friends and the holidays. A time to go 100 miles an hour from event to event and a time to slow down, … Continue reading

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On Not Writing – NaNoWriMo

Happy Veterans Day! I’m a 22 year vet of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard. On this day, I salute all of my former and current brothers and sisters in arms. Be proud of what you do; I’m … Continue reading

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On Writing: Losing Words

Has anyone seen this flash drive? I had it in my pocket on Saturday and, somehow, I lost it in the 105 yards between my day job and my home. It’s nowhere to be found. That stinks because I lost about … Continue reading

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My 3 Most Popular Blog Posts to Date

It’s a funny thing, when you’re an author, you get two kinds of blog readers; you get the readers who want to know about you and your work and you get readers who are also authors who are interested in … Continue reading

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5 Totally BS Facts About Mystery Fiction Everyone Believes

Mysteries have to be about murder False! Many well known, popular mystery stories don’t involve murder at all. From my earliest days, growing up with the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series that pre-teens and teens still love, I can … Continue reading

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Why Writers Can’t Disconnect From The Internet

Originally posted on The Writing Hufflepuff:
The Internet. A glorious place, yet also very dangerous as it will distract you from your writing and before you know it you’re taking a Buzzfeed quiz about what kind of dragon you are…

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New Ideas for LesFic – Someone Write These Stories Please!

I write lesbian themed mysteries that some would call romantic suspense novels. Regardless of what you term them, I’m not alone in writing them. There are lots of mystery writers out there who write books with strong lesbian characters as the … Continue reading

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On Writing: The Lazy Writer’s Way to Outline – Templates

I’ve talked about outlining before here and here. Quite frankly, I hate it. I’ve refined my template process a bit that I talk about in the 2nd link above, and I want to detail that for you. If I can … Continue reading

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6 Ideas Mainstream Fiction Writers can Steal from Lesbian Genre Fiction

Mainstream fiction authors and publishers could take a few lessons from the writers and the readers of lesbian genre fiction works about what readers – especially women readers – really want. Here are just a few things: 1. Mixing Genres … Continue reading

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On Writing: Back in the Groove

Late last April my mother came to spend a week with us as a vacation away from home and obligations for herself and as a time to see our new home and what all we’d gotten ourselves into since the big … Continue reading

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