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Global Mysteries · 1W ago

How do Developmental Editing and Line Editing Differ?

Every author knows that editing is a critical component of the writing process. It happens after a book has been written and can result in anything from a few simple changes to a complete re...
Global Mysteries · 4W ago

8 Questions Readers Ask About Grace Wright

In my last post I shared a marketing strategy I use to maintain reader interest in my Lysi Weston Mystery Series and to reinforce differences between characters in terms of values, interests...
Global Mysteries · 1M ago

8 Questions Readers Ask About Lysi Weston

Lysi Weston is the main character in my Lysi Weston Mystery Series. When I do book events, I often get repeat questions about her. I wanted to share some of the most frequently asked questio...
Global Mysteries · 1M ago

How to Get a Chapter Just Right

One of the most frustrating things writers can experience is the inability to get a chapter just right. We try everything—revising setting, character descriptions and conflict, changing sent...
Global Mysteries · 2M ago

6 Unusual San Francisco Sights

If you are a visitor to San Francisco it is of course essential to visit the world famous sights such as Fisherman’s Wharf, China Town, Golden Gate Park, North Beach and the Golden Gate Brid...
Global Mysteries · 3M ago

“Murder Lurks in the Fog” Ranked #3 in National Readers Poll

I am delighted to announce that my 6th novel, “Murder Lurks in the Fog,” ranked #3 in the 2017 Preditors  & Editors Readers’ Poll. “Murder Lurks in the Fog” joins “Murder Casts a Spell” (ran...
Global Mysteries · 3M ago

First Drafts are Fun

First drafts are fun because when you write them you can let your imagination run wild. You can develop a story with no constraints. There is no pressure for perfection. Just free write. Beg...
Global Mysteries · 4M ago

How to Conquer Writers’ Block

Most authors will have to search out ways to conquer writers’ block at some time in their professional career. Writers’ block can occur at any time during the creation of a writing piece. It...
Global Mysteries · 4M ago

Backstory Should Move a Plot Forward, Not Backward

As authors, we know backstory is essential to good characterization. We also know we need to keep our stories moving toward a climax and solution. Managing these two goals is sometimes diffi...
Global Mysteries · 5M ago

How to End a Chapter in a Mystery Novel

The end of a chapter in a mystery novel is as critical as the beginning of a chapter. It’s important to make the end of the chapter as enticing as the chapter’s opening lines. The beginning ...