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Building Suspense as a Mystery Writer or How to Carry Around a Bomb in your Lunch Pail

A cardinal rule for mystery novels is that the reader must know everything the sleuth knows and the reader and sleuth must realize who the culprit is at the same time. 441 more words

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Now I have got a Plot, What's Next?

Natalie Goldberg says, “There is no separation between writing, life and the mind,” and I agree with her, at least on most days.
So, let’s turn your wonderful and amazing plot ideas into a first draft. 229 more words

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Writing a Mystery Novel - Plot 101 or Where to FInd Ideas

Today, we will begin a series of short blogs on how an author can craft and sell a novel, beginning with where a writer can find plot and character ideas. 699 more words

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HOW TO GET YOUR WRITING DONE!

“Treat every day like it’s the day before vacation, and you will get more work done!” ~ Zig Ziglar

Have a writing deadline facing you? Or just procrastinating on finishing your book? 450 more words

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OPEN YOUR MIND TO INSPIRATION

A new study from the University of North Carolina shows that people who meditated for 20 minutes a day performed 10 times better than ones who didn’t meditate. 185 more words

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO START WRITING!

Or to start working toward your dream.

I received an email this morning from a friend entitled, “The Daffodil Principle.”

It told a story of a woman who put off going to view a field of daffodils with her daughter. 329 more words

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SECRETS TO A GREAT BOOK TITLE

It’s no secret that a great title is crucial for attracting readers to buy your new book. But, it’s also one of the first steps to inspire, excite and motivate YOU while you plan, outline and write your book. 441 more words

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