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Guest Blogger: Lynn Slaughter – Starting a Novel: One Writer’s Approach

Starting a Novel: One Writer’s Approach by Lynn Slaughter As both a writer and a voracious reader, I’m always fascinated learning about the writing process of different authors. There’s definitely no one size-fits all approach. So, my philosophy is to do whatever works! Here’s what tends to work for me. First off comes a glimmer …

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The Crud

The Crud by Debra H. Goldstein Well, I finally got back on my feet (literally) and what happened? The Crud. In case you have been lucky enough to miss it this season, and I hope you have, it is a stuffed head or runny nose (in my case, think two to three boxes of Kleenex), …

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Guest Blogger: Susan Van Kirk – Benjamin Franklin’s Contribution to My Mysteries

Benjamin Franklin’s Contribution to My Mysteries by Susan Van Kirk Thanks, Debra, for allowing me to check in with your readers today. I broke the string of titles this week with the launch of a novella about my detective who has a strong role in my Endurance mysteries. Oh, I know Ben Franklin is probably …

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Gearing Up

Gearing Up by Debra H. Goldstein It’s coming!  Will I survive?  The hardcover version of Should Have Played Poker: a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jongg Players Mystery already is available for pre-order, but on April 20, 2016 the print and e-book versions will launch.  I’m excited and scared. I thought the hard work was …

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Guest Blogger – Connie Campbell Berry: Is A Critique Group Right for You?

Is A Critique Group Right For You? by Connie Campbell Berry You’ve spent months alone with your characters. The setting of your novel is more real to you than your hometown. You can quote whole chapters word for word. You laugh and cry at all the right places. But is your manuscript ready to be …

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Guest Blogger Teresa Inge – Why Research is the Extra Element in Writing

Why Research is the Extra Element in Writing by Teresa Inge I grew up in North Carolina reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Combining my love of reading mysteries and writing professional articles led to writing short fiction and a novel. I also love it when I research a new story I am writing. Most of the …

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Guest Blog: The Writer’s Life Isn’t for Sissies by Marilyn Levinson

The Writer’s Life Isn’t for Sissies by Marilyn Levinson The electronic age has made it easy for anyone to self-publish a work of fiction. All you have to do is write a book. It needn’t be approved, edited or even good. As long as the text is formatted correctly, up it goes on Amazon and …

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