My WordPress Confusion And sure enough, after I did a little more homework, I found I could recall, install, and activate the classic editor screen for creating new blog posts…and use it until at least 2021. What a relief! I’m super busy right now and just don’t have the time to learn another blog writing …Read More
Two are Better Than One; Tips for a Successful Co-Author Partnership … by Kerrie Flanagan
When you meet the one, it all falls into place. You no longer have to carry the burden alone. The workload is shared, you encourage each other through the tough times and celebrate successes together. With the right partner, co-authoring can be an incredible experience that fuses the synergy and talents of two writers into …Read More
Interview and Book Excerpt at the Colorado Sun
Colorado Humanities has teamed with the Colorado Sun to spotlight this year’s Colorado Book Awards winners and finalists in the digital paper’s weekend SunLit feature. This weekend was my turn. The excerpt I selected from Wishing Caswell Dead is the chapter where Jo Mae Proud is introduced. There’s also an interview where I responded to …Read More
I’m at the Blood-Red Pencil Blog Today!
For posts on writing and editing (and a few on the writing life), visit the Blood-Red Pencil blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus some Friday guest and book birth day posts. You can subscribe to get email notices so you don’t miss a thing. My post for today is What is a Sentence? Come on …Read More
The Other Arc … by Brian Kaufman
The term character arc refers to the inner transformation of a novel’s character over the course of a story. A character begins the novel as a certain kind of person. As the plot progresses, characters react to developments in the story. By the novel’s end, each character is a different sort of person. The change …Read More
When is a Cozy Mystery Series Not a Cozy Mystery Series? … by Alice Duncan
When it’s my Daisy Gumm Majesty historical cozy mystery series! I swear this isn’t my fault. The idea for the series came to me in the early 2000s. The books were supposed to be cozy mysteries, and they were supposed to star a fake spiritualist-medium named Daisy Gumm Majesty, a young woman married to a …Read More
What’s going on at your #amwriting spot?
I’m sad to say not much actual writing has been going on in my favorite #amwriting place, which is my little office upstairs in the front corner of the house overlooking the court. I’ve hung out on social media a little, watched the pygmy nuthatch and the woodpecker jog up and down the tree out …Read More
How to Write Outside Your Experience … by Teresa R. Funke
I used to get this question all the time, “What’s a young woman like you doing writing about World War II?” It was said sometimes with simple curiosity and other times with a tinge of suspicion. How could I, a young woman writing about a war that ended more than twenty years before I was …Read More
What the Heck Happened to January?
Time sure does fly when I’m busy. For that matter, it flies pretty fast when I’m procrastinating, too. I spent a lot of hours in January reading suspense novels. I can recommend author Ruth Ware because I read two of hers and loved them (The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood). …Read More
I’ve Returned to the Blood-Red Pencil Blog
I’m back at the Blood-Red Pencil as a monthly contributor. My first regular post is up today, and it’s all about beginnings. Just because you made a New Year’s resolution and broke it before the end of the first week, you don’t have to throw in the towel. This year, look at those goals and …Read More
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