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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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Selling a book? The number one tip to success for writers.

Maureen Milliken here. One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Edison: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” I remind myself of that often, because the point is that no matter … Continue reading

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How Kaitlyn Revises a WIP

On April 10th, I blogged about the rough draft of my next Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery. (See https://mainecrimewriters.com/kaitlyns-posts/rough-drafts)¬†At that time, I was about to put it aside for at least a month to give this work-in-progress (WIP) a chance … Continue reading

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