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Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 12M ago

Two Olivia Grant Cozy Mysteries

 As you may remember, my plan was to get back to blogging once aweek. However, as you now know, I failed again last week. But itwasn't my fault. It was my publisher's.            The publish...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

READING WHILE WRITING?

I’m still recovering from the strokes I had in January, although, frankly, I feel quite normal and do everything I did before. However, I’m waiting to find out when and where I go for a few...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

WRITING IS HARD WORK

People who are not writers (the kind who get paid for what they write), think writing is easy. After all, we all learned to write in grade school if not before, and, even if we never wrote ...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

CO-AUTHORING A BOOK

Okay, you’re right. It’s been two weeks since I put up a post on my blog. But I’m still recovering from the stroke I had in January. And where are the physical therapy sessions they promised...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

LEARNING TO WRITE

Recently, I’ve read a few articles about how to write a wonderful first sentence for a novel. My choice, which is from my favorite book, REBECCA, by Daphne du Maurier, is, “Last night I dre...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

THE 2016 EDGAR ALLEN POE AWARDS

My G.P. says I am recovering well from the stroke I had earlier this month, so I’m back at work again, and posting my Blog. This year, the Nominations of the Mystery Writers of America are:M...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Every year between 2006 and 2015, J. A. Konrath has written a blog listing his New Year’s Resolutions. He tried to teach his readers to become good writers. In 2006 there was no Amazon, no K...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

ENGLISH IS NOT NORMAL

“It’s a wonder English ever caught on,” said John McWhorter, “because it’s weirder than just about every other tongue.” English speakers know their language is odd. So do nonspeakers saddled...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

SCAMS TO WATCH OUT FOR

SCAMS TO WATCH OUT FORDarn! I worte my blog post a week ago and then discovered Anne R. Allen wrote one on the same topic for her new blog. I’ve been a follower of hers for several years, s...
Phyllis Humphrey: Phyl-osophy · 1Y ago

Pumpkin Pecan Pies

My apologies for being late with this recipe. I’ve made it every year for over 20 years, and everyone loves it. It will stay here for another week, so be sure to copy it. PUMPKIN PECAN PIEI...