Monthly Archives: August 2010

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

I fell down the rabbit hole yesterday and it’s all Elaine Petrocelli’s fault. Well, perhaps that’s not quite fair, but it does explain why someone like me who can go months without noticing that short shorts are back in style, … Continue reading

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What Makes a Killer?

Had dinner the other night with my writing group and an author we admire greatly – Judy Greber, who writes mysteries (and a terrific short book on how to write mysteries) as Gillian Roberts, and other works of fiction under … Continue reading

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The Dream of the Debut Author

There’s something about a first book – a debut, they call it in the biz. You work on it secretly, unwilling to verbalize your dream at first, then perhaps sidling into a writing class without meeting the eyes of people … Continue reading

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Rules for Writing

A couple of months ago, I was invited to be a guest blogger on the “crazyforbooks” site. Jennifer asked me how I went about writing my debut mystery. I thought I’d post a version here in case you missed it. … Continue reading

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