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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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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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Plans, as in Floor

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today talking about one of the things I always do during the planning stages of a novel. Even if I’m going to be writing about a fictional place, I collect maps of the real surrounding … Continue reading

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The Founding of Lenape Hollow

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about incorporating the history of a real place into fiction, something I get to do with my “Deadly Edits” series set in the part of New York State where I spent my formative … Continue reading

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The Story Inspired by a Mummified Cat

Now that I have your attention, this is Kaitlyn Dunnett, blogging today about some of the oddities that turn up when a writer does research for a murder mystery. In Clause & Effect, the second “Deadly Edits” mystery featuring retired … 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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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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