September 17, 2017

I used to think that writing a book would be the hard part. That once I had spent interminable hours writing my masterpiece, gotten feedback from my critique groups, done lots of rewriting and polishing, and then proofread my manuscript about a zillion times, that I wo...

August 13, 2017

Here’s a blog post for readers and writers alike. Please comment if, as a reader, you find that descriptions of a character’s living area provide insight to character motivation. In mystery fiction, it’s a great place to plant clues! Writers, do any of you consciously...

August 7, 2017

I’ve had to deal with this question for years. Fiction and Hollywood always tries to make it out that good always wins, the innocent will not be punished for something that he hasn’t been done. But reality is indeed something different. Although there are no perfect cr...

January 16, 2017

Have you ever wanted to craft a police procedural? Here are 5 tips to help you get started.