Clothes Make the Character

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
By guest author,  Sally Carpenter If you saw a stranger walking down the street, what can you tell from her clothes? Sherlock Holmes could determine the social standing, wealth, occupation, education and gender of persons by their clothes. Authors use to spend much time in describing their characters’…

Writing without Pen in Hand

Originally posted on Ladies of Mystery:
Numerous myths have grown around writers, and all are almost unshakable. One of these is that real writers write every day. I was thinking about this last week because I finished a manuscript, wrote a blurb and a short synopsis, and sent everything off to my agent. And then…