Another Look At Descriptions

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Miko Johnston In my contributions to this blog, I’ve written about descriptions several times. Describing, or as Jackie likes to say, illustrating in our writing has always presented a challenge to me. Part of it is how much? and is this necessary? There’s also how well…? –…

Characters and the “W”s

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
For me this year “On the writing road” has been a character exploring and development kind of journey. (How) our characters can be the readers eyes when it comes to exploring and— Visualizing my tales location/scenery, (where) Getting to know the story inhabitant’s personalities—particularly the protagonist and villain,…

The Secret Books of Poison

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by?Alan Bradley   In my library are three slightly repellent books. One is the colour of poisoned custard, and the other two are a poisonous purple. They look as if they’ve been through a lot. And they have. These fat volumes, of about 500 pages each, were compiled…

Space to Write

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
Guest Post by Hannah Dennison Thank you so much for inviting me to Writers in Residence today. As it happened, just last week, I was a writer in residence … if you can call hunkering down in my friend’s converted coal shed in the wilds of Wensleydale, a…

IN SHORT…

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
By Bonnie Schroeder The last time I posted here, I was in the throes of a move to Boise, Idaho. My third novel was almost finished, although another couple of rounds of editing would take place before I considered it ready for publication. In the meantime, Champlain Avenue…

Guest Blogger ~ Randy Overbeck

Originally posted on Ladies of Mystery:
“An accomplished work of haunting mystery fiction fans of the genre won’t want to miss.”—ReadersFavorite.com A mystery is a mystery is a mystery—not. Readers who enjoy solving a whodunnit with their fiction can chose a cozy, a hard-boiled detective mystery, a police procedural, a noir mystery or even a…

Not Quite Cozy

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Jackie Houchin (I’m early this month with my post, because I switched with the “other” Jackie – Jackie Vick  – who will be posting on Self Publishing on August 18th.) I’ve recently read two books which are billed as “cozies” but have none of the more modern…