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H is for Horses

Horses have an important role in the ongoing plotline of the Gauntlet Series. When I first came up with the idea of Alyn as a “horse mistress” it seemed somewhat common, so I decided to make her position much rarer than simply a girl who was good with horses. 471 more words


Reading for Pleasure

As writers, it is easy to get caught in production mode. We study ‘how to’ books, read improving blogs, swot up on tips for creating better characters or shaping an eight-point plot. 227 more words

Cila Warncke

Writing Is A Bad Habit: Entertainment and Fiction, Siamese Twins?

My current Starving Review book is a long one and, while I intend to get a review up tomorrow, I can make no guarantees.  In the meantime, let me regale you with a little bit of thinking I had over the past week. 386 more words


Writing in Partnership

I don’t like the idea of working in a team.

But I do it, and it’s the best thing I have done for my writing. I don’t write stories with another author and, frankly, I don’t want to. 164 more words

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if it sounds like i'm begging, it's only because i am

Let’s say a real estate agent sends you one of those slick postcards, inviting you to an open house on Sunday. You’re not really in the market for a house, but the agent’s photo is so endearing, and well, there might be cookies, so you and your beloved make plans to go. 623 more words

Writing Techniques

5 Ways to Show You Respect Your Mystery Readers’ Intelligence

Mystery writers need to respect the intelligence of their readers. Mystery fans have a natural interest in solving puzzles. Don’t spoil their enjoyment of sleuthing by explaining everything they should be allowed to discover. 197 more words

Mystery Novels

The End of All Things

The End of All Things

(An experiment in narrative framing)

Paul G Day

Note: A surprise ending to reflect on. Feel free to comment.

The King rose up and stood upon Skull Hill, arms outstretched and waited for the din to recede. 2,629 more words

Paul G Day Books