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…

FUN WITH WRITING (AGAIN)

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Miko Johnston It’s summertime, so let’s have some fun. Inspired by Jackie’s piece on Spine Stories, I decided to update my “Fun With Writing” post from five years ago –  here goes: One Picture Is Worth…. Many groups and websites offer pictures for writing prompts; this is…

Creating “Spine” Stories

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
If you are like me, you’ve never heard of a Spine Story (or Poem) before.  I hadn’t until I read Erica’s wonderful children’s blog “What Do We Do All Day?” about a Summer Literacy BINGO game. In the game, some of the squares were titled; learn a new…

Reaching out by Paty Jager

Originally posted on Ladies of Mystery:
Whenever I start a project with a topic I know only enough about to want to write about it, I reach out to others who have experience. That’s what I did for my latest Gabriel Hawke book, Stolen Butterfly. For years, I’ve heard of the injustice towards the Native…

Building a Character Arc

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Gayle Bartos-Pool Part 2 Here’s Part Two of the Character Arc Blog I started a few weeks ago. We discussed the main points of not only the Character Arc, but also the Three-Act Structure that works right alongside it. Here are some other points that you might…