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Clarissa Draper
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I'm a mystery writer who drinks coffee. (It's a tagline, not a synopsis!)
I'm a mystery writer who drinks coffee. (It's a tagline, not a synopsis!)

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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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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 ...

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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...

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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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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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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...

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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,...

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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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