Guest Post from Val Penny: Reasons to Write a Crime Novel

People like crime, at least in novels! Often, I meet dentists and bank managers with clever plot ideas, or nurses who read every crime novel they can lay their hands on. If I visit a writing group, there are always members keenly producing new murderous plots. Lawyers and convicts show equal enthusiasm for this genre. For … Continue reading Guest Post from Val Penny: Reasons to Write a Crime Novel

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A Fine Example of a Character Interview

One great way to introduce your characters to readers is a character interview. As with most things - showing is easier than telling - so for the most part I'm going to let the characters speak for themselves. However, there are a couple of things I'd like to point out first. Zach does a great … Continue reading A Fine Example of a Character Interview

After the Election: How I plan to move forward.

My emotions when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news of Mr. Trump's election, can be accurately described as a maelstrom. Disbelief. Anger. Fear. Worry. Sadness. And it has not gotten better over the course of the last week. Riots, horrifically cruel facebook posts, school yard bullies, college misogynists, and a host of other incidents and actions … Continue reading After the Election: How I plan to move forward.

Author Interview with Veronica Helen Hart

Veronica Helen Hart, like many of the Alvarium Experiment authors, writes in multiple fiction genres: women’s, historical and science fiction with a little murder and adventure on the side. Welcome Veronica! Q: How did you come up with your story, ‘Recovery’, for Return to Earth? VHH: My first idea fell apart, shattered by being too … Continue reading Author Interview with Veronica Helen Hart