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Summer Selling by Matt Cost

I like to write. That’s why I do it. But I also like to sell. Promote. Market. Make people aware of what I’ve written and let them decide on whether they are interested. And there is never a better time … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Book? By Matt Cost

What makes a good book is a conundrum. For many years a good book has been determined by a select few reviewers who dictate whether a book has literary merit. But the truth of the matter is that most (almost … Continue reading

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Researching and Writing Place by Matt Cost

It took me far too long into my life to realize the significance of place in the writing process. It started off by writing a historical novel about Cuba without ever having gone there. It then evolved into beginning a … Continue reading

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Writers & Reviewers, Love & Hate, by Matt Cost

The relationship between writers and reviewers is without a doubt one of love and hate. As I see it, there are four basic types of book reviewers: friends, haters, lovers, and professionals. The friend is probably the most complicated reviewer … Continue reading

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If Mouse Trap Was Made Into a Movie

Thoughts by author Matt Cost on transforming his books into movies.   As I write this, I’m contemplating writing a screen play for Wolfe Trap, the first book in the Clay Wolfe/Port Essex PI series. Mind Trap was the second. Mouse … Continue reading

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THE THREE ACTS OF A NOVEL ARE MUCH LIKE SEX —Thoughts by Matt Cost on the writing process

The three acts of a novel are much like sex. Foreplay, building tension, and climax. In doing a radio interview yesterday for The House of Mystery (https://www.alanrwarren.com/house-of-mystery-radioshow), I realized that writers and readers might be interested in the particular model … Continue reading

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Write on

I’m often asked what the most difficult part of the writing process is and what pieces of it that I like and dislike. For a time, I fumbled around with my answer to this until I realized that, in reality, … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Christmas

From Matt Cost and family, I’d like to say happy holidays to all out there. It’s a time of joy and family. Relish in it. That said, I’d also like to take a glance at the mystery of Christmas. There … Continue reading

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Matt Cost, the New Kid on the Block

Hello all, Matt Cost here. I’m the new kid on the block and am going to start off my introduction with a confession. I’m not actually a Mainer. I did not move here until I was eight years old. That … Continue reading

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