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My Hero Taught Me To Read
My hero taught me to read. I don't mean literally. Perhaps I should say, my hero taught me to love reading and in turn, love writing. Who is my hero? My sister. She loves to read. She'll read anything she can get her hands on, especially mysteries written b...
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Survive and Thrive: JANZ Syndrome
I decided to take part in the Survive and Thrive Bloghop put on by  Stephen Tremp,   Michael Di Gesu,   Diane Wolfe,  and  Alex Cavanaugh.   While researching a character in one of my books, I discovered a disease called JANZ syndrome, otherwise known as Ju...
I decided to take part in the Survive and Thrive Bloghop put on by Stephen Tremp, Michael Di Gesu, Diane Wolfe, and Alex Cavanaugh. While researching a character in one of my books, I discovered a disease called JANZ syndrome, otherwise known as Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME), a fairly common ...
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Writing & Wellness: Dealing with Stress, Self-Doubt and Snacking
Today I'm visiting an awesome website where I talk about how I deal with stress, self-doubt and snacking.  Come Visit!
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Have Fun and Win a Free Copy of my Book!
Type a sentence or two based on the photo above and you could win one copy (of five) of my latest mystery novel! What could be easier than that? Go to Carol Kilgore's webpage and check out her contest. Click here:  http://www.carolkilgore.net/contest/ Also,...
Type a sentence or two based on the photo above and you could win one copy (of five) of my latest mystery novel! What could be easier than that? Go to Carol Kilgore's webpage and check out her contest. Click here: http://www.carolkilgore.net/contest/ Also, Mason Canyon did an awesome review of ...
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Writing with Scrivener Quick Tip: Using Word Count To Keep Motivated
Writers are always looking for ways to keep motivated. I find smaller word count goals are effective. I used to have my session target set at 1000 but watching the bar go from red to yellow to green was so slow and depressing. Especially at the beginning of...
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Are Your Characters Making You Insane or Inventive?
Two articles in the Guardian this week about voices and creativity, and the recent death of Robin Williams, made me think of the worlds inside my head. (If you want, you can read the articles yourself, here and here .)  The first article discussed the voice...
Two articles in the Guardian this week about voices and creativity, and the recent death of Robin Williams, made me think of the worlds inside my head. (If you want, you can read the articles yourself, here and here.) The first article discussed the voices Virginia Woolf heard and how it made ...
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Holly Sinclair's Delicious Apple Pancakes and Baked Oatmeal
I love cookbooks. Or rather I should say, I love collecting cookbooks. I have a large collection that I rarely use. Instead, I tend to make meals I'm familiar with: Chili, Fried Chicken, and some Mexican Recipes. So I considered carefully before adding The ...
I love cookbooks. Or rather I should say, I love collecting cookbooks. I have a large collection that I rarely use. Instead, I tend to make meals I'm familiar with: Chili, Fried Chicken, and some Mexican Recipes. So I considered carefully before adding The Breakfast Collection to my collection.
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Don't Love Your Characters Too Much
It's so easy to fall in love with your characters. You're forced to study their lives. To understand why they like what they like, love what they love, hate what they hate. Spend enough time with them and you will fall in love, even the minor characters. Wh...
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Underrated Treasure: Bo Bruce
I don't really like to participate in blogfests but I really wanted to share a musical artists that I like: Bo Bruce About the artist: Appeared on The Voice UK (Series One) and came in second. Her voice reminds me of The Cranberries. She's titled: Lady Cath...
I don't really like to participate in blogfests but I really wanted to share a musical artists that I like: Bo Bruce. About the artist: Appeared on The Voice UK (Series One) and came in second. Her voice reminds me of The Cranberries. She's titled: Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce ...
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Two articles in the Guardian this week about voices and creativity, and the recent death of Robin Williams, made me think of the worlds inside my head. (If you want, you can read the articles yourself, here and here.) The first article discussed the voices Virginia Woolf heard and how it made ...
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4 Things NOT To Do When Writing Mysteries
(1) Introduce your murderer as soon as possible but not at the same point in every novel. I love TV shows like Castle or Elementary but seriously, you make it so easy to know who the killer is. A) It's the guest star paid the most money or B) it's the perso...
(1) Introduce your murderer as soon as possible but not at the same point in every novel. I love TV shows like Castle or Elementary but seriously, you make it so easy to know who the killer is. A) It's the guest star paid the most money or B) it's the person interviewed and dismissed early on.
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I am a writer, it's my craft and my passion. When I'm not writing I'm drinking coffee and thinking about writing. If I'm ignoring you, it's because I'm in another world.
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Clarissa Draper: Carol Kilgore says Use Your Imagination!
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When I was just beginning to write the book, I had an opportunity to talk to someone with authority in the intelligence community. My bigges

Clarissa Draper: Backstory: Who do you think you are?
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I really enjoy watching the series Who Do You Think You Are? Basically, celebrities go on a journey to trace their ancestors and usually fin

The Engineer's Code
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I spent the weekend sprucing up the joint because today we have a special guest taking refuge Under the Tiki Hut from the hot summer sun. Sh

Clarissa Draper: Guest Post: 5 of the Best Coded Mysteries
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Today I'm visiting Carol Kilgore's blog to discuss five of the best coded mysteries. I've created a code based on the Sherlock Holmes Dancin

Clarissa Draper: The Best Classes of Mysteries
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Good Monday Morning! I was away last week--a day after my novel went on sale--on a personal emergency trip to Mexico City. But, I'm back and

Clarissa Draper: Book Released Today Officially!
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An elderly man with only one leg is murdered and left in a pool of his own blood outside his house. To add to the mystery, a note found in h

Clarissa Draper: 2 Ways Writing is Like the FIFA World Cup
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I really love football and now that the World Cup is here, I'm absorbed. I'm impressed by the determination of the players and teams. They a

Clarissa Draper: Writers: Interactive!
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So, I've been preparing a website--with the help of WIX--for my book. It will showcase the different codes found in the book so my readers c

Zegar światowy TM & Widget
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Prosty i łatwy w użyciu zegar światowy i widget (jest to zarówno samodzielnej aplikacji i widget).Funkcje: * Personalizacja tła widget (kolo

How to Write Historical Fiction » I am HR Sinclair
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When I decided to set my story back in time, and not knowing where to begin, I searched for “How to” articles. There were a lot out there, b

Britainizer GO APEX ADW Theme
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A free, clean, customized & elegant United Kingdom Flag based theme for your Android. Does a complete overhaul of look and feel of your mobi

Fiction Writing Tools: Joy of Revision
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Middle. · Did I write in scenes? · Does the story develop in an interesting and dramatic manner? · Is anything happening? · Are the characte

LD Masterson: Cover Reveal - Flights of Fiction
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Mystery...Suspense...Sci Fi...Romance... The joy of writing fiction - meeting new people in places that don't yet exist. Monday, April 8, 20

A to Z Challenge - Google Alerts
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For the A to Z Challenge, I’m posting promo and other tips for writers, along with a daily photo. (All Photos taken by me.) Are you using Go

How To Write While Cleaning Your House | Mystery Writing is Murder
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T.L. Bodine said... My partner has been having difficulty finding work, so I hired him on as my full-time assistant. Come to find out, there

How Does Superglue Fuming Work?
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Superglue fuming is a chemical process to reveal and "fix" latent fingerprints on non-porous items such as bottles, firearms, knives, etc. 

Back Spatter from Gunshot Injuries
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There are basically two types of blood spatter; forward and back. Notice I didn't say "splatter". Blood spatter is caused when an object imp

Fuel Your Critique Group With Google+ | Author Media
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Authors can use Google+ with their critique groups. We'll show you how.

Decluttering for Writers (and Other Writerly Chores) | Mystery Writing i...
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by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig file0001429590119 It's usually around this time of year that I decide that I've got to do some declu

Spunk On A Stick's Tips: Conductiong a Book Blog Tour - Part II
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After six blog tours of my own, there are a few things I have learned. This is a continuation from Setting up a Blog Tour. Dates are set, yo