Category Archives: Kaitlyn’s Posts

Mikki Lincoln Edits a Memoir (and a giveaway)

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, on release day for A Fatal Fiction, the third entry in the Deadly Edits Mysteries. When this one opens, Mikki Lincoln’s freelance editing business is doing quite well. One of her current clients is eighty-six-year-old Sunny Feldman, … Continue reading

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Setting as a Character in A FATAL FICTION

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, today writing about setting. In most cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth and his or her friends live in a small town. Creating that environment in a believable way is essential. By the time there are several books … Continue reading

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How One Author’s Quirks Show Up in her Characters

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, sharing a little of how I go about developing at least one of my characters. A Fatal Fiction, the third entry in my “Deadly Edits” series (in stores June 30, 2020), opens with a scene at a … Continue reading

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The Cozy Timeline vs. Real World Events (and a giveaway)

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today pondering, not for the first time, the difference between book time and real time. Cozy mysteries and contemporary romances, two of my favorite types of reading, have this is common: they are set in … Continue reading

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The Search for Leigh Abbey

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, with a post that could be subtitled “Finding Pretty Scenery to Post.” One of the things I’ve been trying to do lately on Facebook is intersperse the shared posts on Covid-19 news and those that … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write a Novel

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, primed to offer some unsolicited but hopefully useful advice. How often have you said, or heard someone else say, “if only I had the time, I’d write a novel”? Sometimes the adjective “bestselling” is included … Continue reading

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Insult Added to Injury

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, staying at home because I’m old. I thought I was handling social distancing pretty well. After all, I’m something of a hermit anyway. The biggest difference in my schedule was a switch from going into … Continue reading

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Feuding Brothers: Who Was the Femme Fatale?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about a real life mystery I’m trying to solve. I’ve written before about some of my adventures uncovering the truth behind family stories, both my own and my husband’s. Another puzzling tale resurfaced … Continue reading

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A Revising We Will Go

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. I’ve written before about my writing process, one that includes a great deal of revising. Usually, I start with a very short rough draft and the book gets longer with each pass. This time around, … Continue reading

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Life With Shadow

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. It’s been about six months since my last update on Shadow (https://mainecrimewriters.com/2019/09/03/an-update-on-shadow-lea-waits-cat/),who came to live with us last August. It was an adjustment for me and for my husband. We were used to cats who … Continue reading

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