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Staying Healthy To Be A Better Writer

How’s your health? Its winter and we’re in the midst of the serious blahs. The cold weather causes us to eat too much and stay indoors, and read, write and watch movies. Or maybe listening to true crime podcasts, which … Continue reading

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Hacking Winter

Life Hack (noun) : Definition of life hack informal : a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently – Merriam-Webster Dictionary. We didn’t use the term “life hack” when I was … Continue reading

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Beating The Winter Blues

Vaughn C. Hardacker here. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or, to most of us, Seasonal Depression. The definition of the disorder is: a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year exhibit … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Kate Flora: I’ve been spending a lot of time lately on Facebook and thumbing through books–Shakespeare, Barlett’s Familiar Quotations, and books of poetry. Why? Because I have a new book–dark police procedural with a brand new protagonist who goes up … Continue reading

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Too Many . . .

Too many funerals this year, he says, as he eyes the locomotive of his own old age steaming down the tracks: first, Lea Wait, of course, then a well-loved friend and colleague of Anne’s at the New Hampshire school where … Continue reading

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Watching true crime TV is good for your writing. Honest.

I have a lot of reasons for not getting far with my new book. Actually, I got semi-far, but the hard drive on my laptop died, and while I thought I’d saved the book to the cloud, I apparently didn’t. … Continue reading

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“Every Body Leaves A Trace”

“The Nature of Life and Death: Every Body Leaves A Trace”—now that’s a book for mystery writers. And the subtitle “Tales of A Forensic Ecologist” certainly got this ecologist’s attention. Author Patricia Wiltshire is a botanist and palynologist who identifies … Continue reading

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