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Midwinterblood - Marcus Sedgwick

One of the more random – but nonetheless delightful – book purchases I made recently was Marcus Sedgwick’s Midwinterblood:

“In a novel comprising seven short stories each of them influenced by a moon – flower moon, harvest moon, hunter’s moon, blood moon – and travelling from 2073 back in time to the dark of the moon and the days of Viking saga, this is the story of Eric and Merle who have loved and lost one another and who have been searching for each other ever since. 273 more words


352. A Little Love For Your Coffee

Alice draws a little heart shape in every cup she brews. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the first thing in the morning, before the sun even rises; or in the dead of the night, as people amble by as they would watch TV: inattentive, detached, bored. 627 more words


The Story Behind The Story

One of my favorite parts of speaking to audiences is telling them the true stories behind the stories.

When I talk about my murder mysteries, I talk about the…

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Writing Tips

10 Do’s and Don’ts For Creating Characters

Archive: November 8, 2013

1. Do spend time giving your characters a name. Readers connect with names. You don’t have to pull a J.K. Rowling and have everyone’s name symbolize their characteristics, but names matter to readers. 189 more words

Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday: Little Sally Water

By Leslie Lindsay

I have a senior basset hound named Sally. She has a kidney issue and that means she has some house-training accidents from time to time. 627 more words

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Fiction Friday: "The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere" by John Chu

This week brings another short story from the 2014 Hugo Ballot, so while I’m at it: if you’re registered to vote, remember July 31st is the last day to get your votes in, so don’t delay! 173 more words

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