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

Guest Post: Five Things I learned From “Learning Me”

Today the awesome Jamie White has dropped in to share her new novel and some things she learned writing it. Enjoy. Starting a new series is always an adventure. No matter how well you plan, there is always a chance that the unexpected will happen. Last year, I started my new series with “Learning Me”. … Continue reading Guest Post: Five Things I learned From “Learning Me”