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Murder without the Gore: Part II

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, continuing my discussion of traditional mysteries, particularly those labeled cozies. To read part one, click here I’ve seen a lot of discussion about likeable and unlikeable characters. The sleuth, it’s said, should be likeable, as … Continue reading

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How Much Danger is Too Much?

Kaitlyn Dunnett here. I recently had an interesting email exchange with a reader in Australia. Although she likes the Liss MacCrimmon mysteries, she feels I tend to put Liss in too much danger at the end of the books. She … Continue reading

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You’d Think It Would Get Easier

Earlier this year I posted two blogs on the stages of writing a novel. “The Hardest Part” dealt with finding the right place to begin. “A Cure for the Middle-of-the-Book Blahs” was about some of the problems that crop up … Continue reading

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The Power of Lists

I make lists. I can’t remember when I didn’t. I do remember my father telling me when I was quite young that the best way to make a hard decision is to make a list of pros and cons and … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Let me start by saying that the title of this post is misleading. My new beginning for 2014 is not entirely new. For the last seven years, as Kaitlyn Dunnett, I’ve been writing contemporary, hopefully humorous, traditional mysteries about quirky … Continue reading

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Shorter=Longer

Shorter=Longer? I can see you scratching your head and asking “What the heck does that mean?” In my insular little writer’s world, it translates into the fact that it takes me much much much longer to write a short story … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts: Page to Screen

Recently, I watched the DVD of the movie version of Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money, a  comic caper mystery featuring novice bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. There was a lot of online discussion about the casting of this movie and … Continue reading

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