Tag Archives: Deadly Edits series

Whether or not to use the Weather

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, mulling over another of those questions that writers come up with to drive themselves crazy. If your book—which, remember, is FICTION—is set in a certain time and place and you know what the weather was … Continue reading

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Off to Malice

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, about to depart on my annual pilgrimage to Bethesda, Maryland, where hundreds of mystery lovers gather every spring to celebrate “Malice Domestic.” This is Malice 31. The first one I attended was Malice 3, way … 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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My Home Town

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about the inspiration for Lenape Hollow, New York, the setting for my “Deadly Edits” mysteries. Crime & Punctuation, the first in this series featuring retired teacher turned book doctor Mikki Lincoln, came out … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: May 26-27, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday) Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), a guest post (Wednesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Thursday), and Special Crime Wave Coverage (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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Selective Memories

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today thinking about how subjective our memories are. I’ve known this for a long time. Back in 1980, I edited my grandfather’s memoirs. He wrote them based on his diaries, most of which recorded nothing … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, writing today about naming characters and places in mystery novels. It’s not as easy as you might think. Take my new “Deadly Edits” series, for example (Crime & Punctuation will be in stores May 29), … Continue reading

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