Category Archives: Kaitlyn’s Posts

Advice for Professional Writers: Proofread Your Posts

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today on a mini-rant about a pet peeve that’s bothered me for some time now. I know it’s the accepted thing not to worry about accurate typing when it comes to emails and social media … Continue reading

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Why Writers Stop Writing

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, pondering a question I’ve heard more than once. Readers often ask “whatever became of . . . ?” and name a writer whose books they loved. There’s no one answer, of course, but since many … Continue reading

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Elizabethan Roots of the Kick-Ass Heroine

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, with a post for Women’s History Month. Some years back, as Kathy, I attended the annual Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo in the guise of an “independent scholar” (read that as “I went to promote my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Cover Challenge

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. One of the challenges making the rounds on Facebook asks those who are challenged to post covers of ten books they’ve enjoyed, one cover a day. Participants are asked to post only the covers, with … Continue reading

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Give Every Character a Secret

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, working on the rough draft, otherwise known as first draft, s**t draft, or “throw in everything, including the kitchen sink” draft, of the third “Deadly Edits” mystery. This is always the most challenging stage of … Continue reading

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Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here. There’s something that happens quite often to fiction writers, especially writers of historical fiction—they come across a real incident that seems to fit into their story and decide to include a fictionalized version in a … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Saving and Hoarding

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, once again doing some weeding. This past week, when I was moving last year’s file folders to make room for new ones for 2019 receipts, I realized that every single one of the places I … Continue reading

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