I felt it was time to finally talk some more about the murder mystery, or as it is most commonly known these days my cozy mystery, which I have been writing for the past several months. And most of all I felt it was time to finally reveal the title! I am still in the … More My Murder Mystery Book Title Reveal!
I realised recently that for me the best way towards writing a murder mystery novel is to see the whole thing as a puzzle. As the writer, I have to think of all the individual puzzle pieces: characters, motivations, subplots, locations and the things vital to any mystery story: a good murder (or two), clues … More Mystery Writing: Putting the Puzzle Together
One of the reasons I know why changing from science fiction to mystery writing has absolutely been the right decision for me is because I am doing my best to be my best. This also brings home how not-right science fiction and fantasy were for me as genres to write in professionally. I will still … More This Month in Mystery Writing: Research
“For, above all, science fiction, as far back as Plato trying to figure out a proper society, has always been a fable teacher of morality.” – Ray Bradbury, author I readily admit, I am rather opinionated. This can be both a good and a bad thing. My morals and values make up a large part … More Morals in Fiction
“If you’re a woman writer, sometime, somewhere, you will be asked: Do you think of yourself as a writer first, or as a woman first? Look out. Whoever asks this hates and fears both writing and women.” – Margaret Atwood As I learned during my journalism studies, there is no such thing as neutrality. This … More A Woman Writes