Sometimes life is like a puppy’s dilemma.

Sometimes life is like a puppy’s dilemma. I use that phrase with a touch of humor this week. A lot happened. My good friend and author, Nick Johns agreed to read and provide feedback for Death at Ashford Castle. This is the second time Nick will spin through all 70, 000 words. He’s detail orientedContinue reading “Sometimes life is like a puppy’s dilemma.”

There’s a New Character in Town

I’m late in posting this week due to other commitments. I’m a member of a local Sisters in Crime Chapter and we had our monthly meeting today. Ruth Owen, an award winning romance author, was the guest speaker. She did a wonderful job of explaining what to do when developing characters. She also provided aContinue reading “There’s a New Character in Town”

What are you doing for the next hour?

“The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” William Wordsworth That poem “The World is Too Much With Us” has been a favorite of mine since high school. I’ve muttered those first two lines to myself many times throughout my life. Always wondering if I’mContinue reading “What are you doing for the next hour?”

Rainy Days

“But peace and quiet were the last things we were to have.” Narrator in “The Moving Finger” Raining here today in Florida-one of those peace and quiet days. It’s the kind of day I like because we’ll be indoors so there’s lots of time for writing. I’m working on the synopsis for Death at AshfordContinue reading “Rainy Days”

The Mystery Genre ain’t Easy

“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.” Sue Grafton – Author of the Alphabet Series I had the privilege of attending two writing workshops this weekend. On Saturday, Valerie Harris, (www.willisauthor.com) presented a two-hour workshop about how reader expectations of a genre drive things like writingContinue reading “The Mystery Genre ain’t Easy”