Author: Emilya Naymark

Emilya Naymark is the author of the novels Hide in Place, out now, and Behind the Lie, out February 8, 2022. Her short stories appear in A Stranger Comes to Town, edited by Michael Koryta, Secrets in the Water, After Midnight: Tales from the Graveyard Shift, River River Journal, Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories 2017, and 1+30: THE BEST OF MYSTORY. She lives and writes in the Hudson Valley

The Misses Procrastinate. Or Not.

Procrastination and writing seem to go together (though not for all of us. Read on.), and as a result many writers have very clean closets, fridges, and bathrooms, and their friends/family are often nicely outfitted with hand-knit thingies. Staring at a screen or a notebook can be so intimidating, the critic’s voice so snarky, that I, for one, will invent any project to free me from the angst. And I like writing!

So, I asked the Misses if this was a thing for them.

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3 Historical Novels. Just Because.

Today is International Literacy Day

–and what better way to celebrate than by taking a peek at three gorgeous historical novels set in days when literacy was not only rare, but, for some, deathly dangerous.

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It’s Frankenstein Day!

August 30th is National Frankenstein Day! Frankenstein, written in 1818 by an eighteen-year-old Mary Wollstoncraft Godwin Shelley, remains an amazingly relevant story to this day.

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Invent Your Own Rules

A few weeks ago I posted about novelizations and looking forward to Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Well, I got my paws on it and ladies and gentlemen, it’s a BLAST.

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A novelization offers the opportunity to deepen the characters, show backstory, introduce tertiary characters and really give us an insight into a character’s soul. More than anything, a novelization well done will improve the experience of the film’s storyline, broaden the world.

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