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hank-quense's picture
Sep.09.2013
 I’ll be presenting my lecture on Story Design on September 22, 8:00 PM to 10 PM EDTThis lecture will introduce new writers to the elements of fiction writing. It will be hosted by the Savvy Authors website.  Registration is required. Prospectus: Story Design Description:...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.19.2013
I’ve been work­ing on my next Maple­ton Mys­tery, and am back to using my story track­ing board. I didn’t use it for Jinx’s Black­thorne, Inc. book, mostly because I was lazy. No excuses; I didn’t take down the sticky notes from the pre­vi­ous book, and by the time...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.08.2013
  Today I’ll recap Steven James’s work­shop: “Story Trumps Struc­ture: How to Dis­card Your Out­line and Write Bet­ter Sto­ries.” He referred to his writ­ing process as “organic” (because he didn’t like the term “pantser.”) The keys to writ­ing a good book...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.13.2012
Ah, at last - the walk down through misty fog, temperature dipping below 50 F.  Into the warm, noisy Beanery.  Then my drink is at hand...ah, the first taste in weeks, smooth and sweet, with peppery, cinnamony, chocolate espresso overtones.   The folks here are asking, where have you...
hank-quense's picture
Nov.05.2012
The Create a Short Story Webinar will start on November 25th at 7:00 PM and continue for the following three Sundays. This lecture series provides the attendees with a grounding in the design elements and story-telling techniques required in all works of fiction.  The chart below details the...
lou-allin's picture
Sep.26.2012
                What a fool I was in Bush Poodles are Murder to give sleuth Belle Palmer’s friend a breast cancer “scare.” Nothing serious. Not the real thing. A false positive mammogram that led to a perfectly fine ultrasound. The...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.16.2012
On Sat­ur­day, I attended the Mys­tery Writ­ers of Amer­ica University—and all-day ses­sion devoted to classes and talks on the craft of writ­ing. Although MWA spon­sors the event, with thanks to the Rocky Moun­tain chap­ter of MWA for host­ing and...
terry-odell's picture
Jul.05.2012
 While I was at Rom­Con, I had the plea­sure of sit­ting on a panel with author Leanne Banks. There was no assigned topic; rather it was billed as a Q&A, so we sim­ply lis­tened to ques­tions from the audience. In response to a ques­tion about the writ­ing...
cheryl-norman's picture
May.28.2012
According to a Parade Magazine (May 27, 2012) article, “Born in the USA” by Jane and Michael Stern, granola was a product of the Civil War. James Caleb Jackson, a nutrition crusader, baked sheets of whole-wheat flour, crumbled it, then re-baked the crumbles as nuggets he called granola. John Harvey...
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May.14.2012
On Thursday 17 May I will be talking to David Nove on Angel Radio Isle of Wight, at 1pm.  I’ll be talking about my crime novels, writing, plotting and characters and the locations around the Solent area  for my DI Horton marine mystery crime novels and my thrillers, In Cold Daylight and...