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The Writer’s Diet

This post was published a while back on Omnimystery News. Thought it was worth repeating! I have found that most appointments involving doctors or dentists are rarely going to be on time, so I scour the room for a magazine … Continue reading

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MAN, HOW TIME FLIES.

A while back I realized I hadn’t posted on my blog for quite a long time. The reason? One of the most valid I’ve encountered to date: Life just got in the way.  It’s sad to say that unexpected life … Continue reading

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MYSTERY WRITERS, IDEAS AND PLOTS.

A recent comment I read on a blog about “most” mysteries piqued my interest, and I’ll paraphrase what the reader said:  First and foremost, most scenarios and motives for  murder are not that original.  I’ve seen similar stories many times … Continue reading

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Writing with a Buddy

A while back, I read an interesting article in the Writer’s Digest. It was an interview with Doug Preston and Lincoln Child about writers combining knowledge and forces to write together. Their bestselling novels include Relic (which was also made … Continue reading

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WRITER’S CRAMP

As a writer, it has always been a struggle for me to get things moving in a story line. I’m a late bloomer and much like my woodcarvings, I had to learn everything from the bottom up.  These things didn’t … Continue reading

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SHADES OF O. J. SIMPSON

Well, I must say that the jury’s verdict issued today in the Casey Anthony trial in Orlando, Florida  astounded anyone who took the time to tune in to any of the major news channels.  This case played out for three … Continue reading

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GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT?

Three years ago I was surfing with my remote looking for something to hold my attention for more than ten minutes. In my opinion, night-time cable television suffers from a severe case of the blahs, except on those nights when … Continue reading

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COVER ART AND BOOK TITLES

Last summer as I was in my Santa Fe studio, working on a sculptural art piece, I stopped to think about what I should name her.  This was a woodcarving of a woman on an antique metal bike, her hair … Continue reading

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KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY

In a previous post I mentioned that much of my writing begins in longhand, utilizing the many new gel pens that flow like honey and spiral notebooks. I have honed my skills in this manner because of my dislike for … Continue reading

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THE DAY THE WORLD STOOD STILL

This year we’ll be noting (not celebrating) the tenth anniversary of 9/11.  Was it just a coincidence that 911 is our universal code for emergency or was it the warped sense of humor of a terrorist who understood how the … Continue reading

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