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Unexpected Twists

Have you heard this one? How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to screw it in, the other to give it a surprising twist at the end. Life is like that, too. We think we’re headed down the right road when we realize we’ve made a wrong turn.…

Writing and Geometry

Oh, but they DO have a lot in common! I was reading Ava Jae’s great post, “You Don’t Have to Get It Right the First Time” and decided it was time to post about the writing process after a long spell without mentioning it. In her post, Ava lists the things you shouldn’t be thinking…

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Life as a Traveling Writer

Travel writers are a dime a dozen. Well, okay, maybe not *that* common. But when someone says they’re a travel writer, they usually don’t have to explain what it means, especially now with so many cable TV channels and hundreds of magazines devoted to travel. Travel writer implies they travel to various locations to write…

Author Interview: E. Michael Helms

So many questions for E. Michael Helms, author of two novels and several nonfiction works! I sent out word I was willing to read and offer reviews of mysteries, and he was one of the writers who responded. I confess I’d started another book by a different author, one that was not well written, so…