Tag Archives: crime writing

Now The Work Begins!

Vaughn Hardacker here: Recently I completed a novel that I’ve tentatively titled The Exchange. The plot is a crime thriller in which my protagonist (named Dylan Thomas–his mother was a fan of the poet) is a former state police detective … Continue reading

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The Surprising Collaboration Between Writers and Readers

Kate Flora: Thirty-five years ago, when my second son was born, I decided to quit my job and stay home for a few years with my boys. I immediately had the terrified thought, But I’ve always worked. Now what will I … Continue reading

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My Biggest Challenge

Vaughn Hardacker here: I have just started the rewrite phase of my most recent novel, which I have tentatively titled THE EXCHANGE. I have always found rewrite to be the hardest task in the writing process. In particular, what to … Continue reading

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Fiction and Truth. Not an Oxymoron

Fiction and Truth Sandra Neily here, encouraging readers and authors to feel good about fiction and truth. It’s a mystery to me why essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote these lines: “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” I’m just grateful that … Continue reading

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When the Book Won’t Write Itself

Susan Vaughan here. My latest novel of romantic suspense has just been published. Yesterday, actually. Dark Vision is an addition to the DARK Files series, and my fourteenth book. I had a glass or two of bubbly to celebrate and breathed … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: It’s been a long winter up here in The County (it’s a quarter past April and we’re still looking at two feet of snow on the ground). The winter of 2017/2018 seems to want to hang … Continue reading

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Dame Agatha and Her Orient Express

Susan Vaughan here. Seeing Kenneth Branagh’s new film version of Murder on the Orient Express prompted me to reread Agatha Christie’s original 1934 novel. For the uninitiated, the story as written and the 2017 film are both set aboard the … Continue reading

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