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Genre Writing For You

Genre Writing For You

The Joy of Words

Author’s Note: This is my latest post on Medium. Please feel free to click the link and join me there. 522 more words


How To Write a Cozy Mystery, Plus a Free Printable!

Writing a Cozy Mystery

As fun and easy as they are to read, writing a cozy mystery is a whole other game. They are intricately woven with character growth, theme, clues, and the classic red herrings that can sometimes be hard to balance all at once. 2,129 more words


A Meeting with a Beta Reader and More Genre Issues

I had a wonderful opportunity yesterday to sit down and discuss my new, unreleased novel with one of my beta readers yesterday. He provided some terrific insight in regards to characterization and novel pacing. 353 more words

How long should your book be?

A common question that I hear when I teach novel writing or even talk with other writers is, “How long should my book be?”

My answer is usually, … 455 more words

Writing Comedy in Genre Fiction

How am I funny?

– Just … you know, how you tell the story, what?

– No, no, I don’t know. You said it. How do I know? 1,536 more words

A Writer Gets A Word In

There can be only one.


* not my usual style of writing*

When someone has said to her:

 oh, you’re pretty.

She always gets mad and ditzy and insulted. 915 more words


Changing Genre Midstream

As writer and reader I’ve noticed few authors write in more than one genre. I wondered why.

An author of a crime mystery series, I decided to try another category of writing. 672 more words

Thoughts On Writing