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Guest Blogger – Victoria Weisfeld – Follow that Thread!

  Follow That Thread!   by Victoria Weisfeld “Out the back door and under the big ash was a picnic table . . . I lay down on it for nearly two weeks, staring up into branches and leaves, fighting fear and panic, because I had no idea how to begin a piece of writing.” …

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Guest Blogger: Kaye George – Writing What I Know

  Writing What I Know – by Kaye George Writers are told to “write what we know,” right? This poses a problem for mystery writers because most of us haven’t killed anyone, or even been shot. My life contains so little violence, it’s practically G-rated. So mystery writers soldier on, imaging people shot, strangled, poisoned, …

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Guest Blogger: Polly Iyer – Good Books Find Readers – Despite Breaking The Rules

Good Books Find Readers – Despite Breaking The Rules by Polly Iyer Certain things make me grumpy. One is when I finish reading a book then pick up another in the same genre that sounds almost exact. The plot is different, marginally, but in many ways, you know what’s going to happen because there’s a …

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Guest Interview: Elizabeth Zelvin — Author, Psychotherapist, and Singer-Songwriter

AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH ZELVIN – –  AUTHOR, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, AND SINGER-SONGWRITER 1) What is your most recent book? Tell us thing about it. DEATH WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE was published as an e-novella by BooksBNimble Press in December 2012. It’s the eighth entry in my mystery series about recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler and his friends, …

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Guest Blogger: Edith Maxwell aka Tace Baker — An Experience in Self-Publishing

Debra, thanks so much for inviting me over! I went on a new adventure last week. It occurred to me that two of my short stories that were published in the last ten years included some dark back story for two of the main characters in Speaking of Murder. My story “Reduction in Force” describes …

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An Arthroscopic View of Writing by Debra H. Goldstein

An Arthroscopic View of Writing by Debra H. Goldstein Life often gets in the way of planned obligations.  Normally, I write a blog every two weeks, but somehow arthroscopic knee surgery dropped the blog to the bottom of my “to do” list.  It actually turned out to be a nice break. Not only did being …

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Guest Blog: Sheila Webster Boneham – Dog Hair and Mysteries

DOG HAIR and MYSTERIES by Sheila Webster Boneham A few days ago I popped into a local department store to look for a sweater. I found what I wanted, and headed for the check out. When I handed my credit card to the cashier, a rather prim older woman, I noticed the pained look on her …

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Guest Blog: T.K. Thorne – How Do You Know If You Are A “Real” Writer?

How Do You Know if You Are A “Real Writer? by T.K. Thorne HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE  A “REAL” WRITER?  This question has plagued me for a long time, and I saw it recently on a writing web site, so I am not the only one who has asked it. For a …

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Guest Blog: Author Judy Hogan’s Conversation with Sammie Hargrave – Her Favorite Character

  Author Judy Hogan’s Conversation with Sammie Hargrave – Her Favorite Character  Judy Hogan: Sammie, a new writer friend of mine, Debra Goldstein, wants a blog from me to post on her blog in early September, to celebrate the publication of Killer Frost, and she suggested I interview one of my characters.  I picked you, …

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