Is that Even Possible? A Writing Experiment: Chaos Is Come Again with John Dolan and Fiona Quinn

First, a Scientific Question Could two writers who had just met on Twitter come together and write a novel? Hmmm. Some considerations: * The writers had never met, never even spoken to each other. Only tweeted. Though the question was posed in an e-mail. * They write in different styles. * One writes in English- English; one writes in American-English. And thus, spelling, vocabulary, and phrasing differences - some of them quite significant - some quite funny. * One writer lives outside of D.C. in the U.S. and the other is an English ex-pat splitting his time between Thailand and Dubai so a time difference of 11 or 9 hours respectively. * They were both very busy. Dolan was running a pow

Tracing Inspiration

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. ” Alan Alda When I approached the keyboard each morning, coffee in hand, and began writing any of the books from my Cumberland Creek Series, I felt comforted by my old friends there. But I became a little antsy, a new character kept pecking at me. She might have fit in at Cumberland Creek with my circle of scrapbookers. But she felt strong enough to develop a book or a series around. It’s hard to know what to do in this case, isn’t it? Invite her in? Start something new? I love my Cumberland Creek characters and there’s probably still more expl

WEARING YOUR WRITING HAT IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

My mind has been focused on another form of writing of late: a substantial non-fiction article. Readers of the mystery genre may wonder why/how a mystery/crime fiction writer would do that, and if it takes a different set of skills to write in a more journalistic sense. I prefer to think of it as writing about a crime of a different nature—this a real but invisible crime of a human concerns issue. I felt compelled to resurrect something I had taken years to research and write about almost twenty years ago, intending back then for publication as a text book for a college course in Women’s Studies. When circumstances dictated it to be even more relevant today, I recognized it was an important

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