by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73
So, here I am. Been a week of unemployment and a week into Rewrite #2 of the novel. I think I came up with a title I don’t completely hate – Out of the Blue. See, without giving too much away it speaks not only to one of the details in the story, but the idea of this woman breaking out into her own as an investigator. Continue reading “Slow and Steady”
So, the big news of today, I’m guest blogging for Writer Wednesday over at “The Blotter,” a blog from my friend and Sisters in Crime sib Joyce Tremel. Check it out if you are so inclined, and read an excerpt from my first Jim Duncan short story. Continue reading “Baby Steps”
Well, sort of. Yesterday was the annual Festival of Mystery hosted by the Mystery Lover’s Book Shop in Oakmont, PA. Over forty authors packed into one hall to showcase books, rub elbows, and have mini-interviews. Continue reading “I’m Now a Festival Veteran”
A few weeks ago, I cam up with a great title for a mystery: Every Other Wednesday is Murder.
Here’s the problem. I don’t have a story to go with it. Continue reading “Title First – or Story?”
So, a lot of authors these days are encouraged to set up “author blogs.” This is my attempt at it.
I recently saw a link to an article, via Twitter, that said blog writing is hard for fiction authors. Well, maybe. One of the things the article mentioned to help was to identify your reader, just like you identify a reader for a story. Well, for the purposes of this blog, I hope my readers are like me.They like a good story. Yeah, I write mystery, but I don’t just read mystery. Wasn’t it Faulkner who said that to be a good writer you must read, read, and then read some more? Or something like that. Continue reading “Life is Fiction”