Numerous times I’ve seen readers roll their eyes and say, “Oh, no, not another recovering alcoholic detective.” I get that.Read more
Writing can be exorbitantly taxing on the body. From magnetic keyboards to stretching, there are ways to alleviate the aches and pains that accompany regular hours spent at a desk. Read on to find out how.Read more
Creating living, breathing characters that readers can love or hate and identify with is a huge part of every author’s[…]Read more
On occasion, someone tells me how wonderful it is that I’m a writer and they couldn’t ever come up with a story.
“Of course you can,” I say, “you make stuff up all the time. You just don’t realize it!”
Last week at the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference my book, The Disappearance of Lindy James, won a Goldie for the[…]Read more
Catherine Maiorisi In 2010 I was invited by a casual writing friend to take her place in an invitation only,[…]Read more
ISBns are the way the publishing industry identifies and tracks specific books. Especially if you are self-publishing, it’s critical for authors to understand what an ISBN is and how they are used.Read more
One of my professors in graduate school asked the question–Did Lady MacBeth have children?–to illustrate the fact that fictional characters[…]Read more
I asked the Miss Demeanors: where did your inspiration come from?Read more
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m constantly having to look up genre conventions. Traditional mystery? High concept? Thriller? Suspense? Domestic Suspense? Cozy? We’re told we need to stick to the rules of our genre, and read widely in it so we know what to do. But there are so many sub genres! I’m ALWAYS getting lost.
A Handy, and Hopefully Less Mysterious, List
(this is not inclusive, and I’m sure I missed some. But I tried)Read more