Category Archives: writing blocks

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

Posted in case evidence, characters, jury trials, jury verdicts, murder, Nancy Grace, The Writing Life, Uncategorized, writing blocks | 1 Comment

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

Posted in characters, The Writing Life, Uncategorized, writing blocks | Leave a comment

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

Posted in case evidence, characters, jury verdicts, murder, The Writing Life, Uncategorized, writing blocks | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WRITING BLOCKS AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Writing blocks, ah, we’ve all had them.  Some of us more than others.  I’ve been semi-struggling with a work of fiction for about six months now.  It’s a multi-generational story, and I’ve come to a fork in the dirt road.  … Continue reading

Posted in characters, The Writing Life, Uncategorized, writing blocks | 1 Comment