Category Archives: Writing resources

Yoga for Crime Writers: AKA Corpse Pose

Crime Bake is a wonderful way to connect with writers, agents, editors, publishers and readers who love crime writing. But the annual conference also carries with it some baggage, in the form of physical and mental stress. Enter author and … Continue reading

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Good news, making luck and some lessons for writers

One lesson for all writers — a crummy title means no one will read. No title is a disaster. Blame it on coffee and a dog who wants to walk, but I’m publishing this again. This time with a title. … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? A lot, actually

Several months ago there was a story on the journalism news circuit about a young reporter for a Connecticut newspaper who was fired for making up names. He got caught when his editor started looking the names up of the … Continue reading

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New publisher for suspense, mystery, and thrillers

I just learned about this the other day and wanted to share. Witness Impulse is a new imprint from William Morrow/HarperCollins that publishes suspense and thriller digital originals. It launched September 1st. All authors start with 25% royalties. It expands … Continue reading

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Resource for writers – live chats every Sunday night

If you’d look to meet published authors, connect with other writers, or just have something new online to do on Sunday or Wednesday evenings, I can recommend The Writer’s Chatroom (TWC). I’ve been a moderator for the past 5 or so … Continue reading

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Elmore Leonard’s gone, but his work, and his writing tips, live on.

Several years ago, someone gave me a neat little book, “Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing.” In true Leonard fashion, it’s spare, unfluffy and packs a punch. I’ve been a fan of Leonard for years, most recently of the TV … Continue reading

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YA Mysteries: Beginning, Middle, END, Part 6

This is the last of my six posts on constructing “young adult” (YA) mysteries — the next set considers revision from a YA writing standpoint. Stay with the Pen, Ink, and Crimes team, as we head toward the peak excitement … Continue reading

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