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Mystery or Suspense?

Although my mystery author friends here accept me into their ranks, I write romantic suspense and have been published in that genre for a long time. When I tell non-romance readers what I write, they look at me blankly. I … Continue reading

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How I Beat Writer’s Block

If there is such a thing as a lazy writer, I guess it may be me. When I finally come up with a plot idea, I crank out more than 1000 words a day. However, once I finish a manuscript … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

No, I’m not writing about real estate, or maybe I am, but I’m not trying to sell you any property, I promise. This is about fiction settings—region, country, state, city, bodies of water, even food and drink. Realistic or real … Continue reading

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HOOKED ON READING DURING THE PANDEMIC

Like everyone, I’ve been practicing social distancing and mostly staying home, but that’s par for an introvert and a writer, both of which I am. I’m a voracious reader normally, and now is no different. I wish I could say … Continue reading

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Welcome to my daily briefing: Writing, book store stats, cat trees, leaf blowers…

We are now in the locked-in era of the daily briefing — they’re ubiquitous and they’re not going away soon. At least there’s a little something for everyone. I like the calm and rational updates by Maine’s Dr. Nirav Shah, … Continue reading

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English Can Be Weird

Being sequestered during this coronavirus crisis is difficult for us all, and will become more so as the weather warms and spring growth explodes. Although I’m working on a new book (set in summer, so maybe this is getting to … Continue reading

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I LOVE RESEARCH

Winter has me thinking about getting away to somewhere warm. Since I can’t do that right away, I thought I’d revisit a previous trip that yielded both warmth and a research bonanza. I wrote a bit about this in an … Continue reading

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Whose Story Is It?

Does the title ring a bell with you? The one thing that I battle is Point of View! Yes that thing editors watch closely and the trap many authors fall into–POV. First we must define what POV is. In his … Continue reading

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Where Did You Get THAT Idea?

UPDATE: 1/10/2020 the winners have been chosen and notified in the drawing for advance reading copies of A View to a Kilt. Thanks to all who commented. Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, with more ARCs to give away. See the … Continue reading

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The Creation of Lea Wait’s THREAD AND BURIED, Part Two

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. This is the second of two posts taken from emails I received from Lea during the time she was working on Thread and Buried, the ninth Mainely Needlepoint mystery. At the same time, she was … Continue reading

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