Winner of a copy of
How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths
from the Writing PIs, Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman
I have a special Monday guest blogger next week. Mystery author Mike Befeler has a new release in his Paul Jacobson geezer lit mystery series. Senior Moments are Murder is the follow on to Retirement Homes are Murder and Living With Your Kids is Murder. If you haven’t sampled this series yet, you really ought to give it a try.
Protagonists “of a certain age” are fun to write and great fun to read, and when you add a few quirky oldsters and a pre-teen granddaughter sleuth into the mix, the tale is irresistible. Mike has added an additional twist–his protagonist suffers from short term memory loss which seriously complicates his sleuthing abilities. I hope you’ll drop by on Monday and enjoy Mike’s post on retiring into a writing career.
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Alex J. Cavanaugh has another great idea for a blog hop. This one is The Insecure Writer’s Support Group and Guest Post.
“Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!”
To find out how to participate, follow the link above and read the full post.
I just discovered this blog through Twitter and really like what I see. There are lots of writing tips from lots of contributors, plus occasional posts from various folks about how they choose the books they read. The blogger is novelist Dixon Rice, who was interviewed at We Do Write blog (which, by the way, is run by Dorothy Dreyer and is also very interesting for those of us who like to read interviews with aspiring writers).
And Last But Not Least, Katie Kitten Says Hi