Category Archives: Writing

Another Nordic Crime Writer…

Anne Holt-an award-winning Norwegian crime writer and lawyer who also served as Minister of Justice. I discovered her through a list of the “Best Murder Mysteries of 2012,” which recommended 1222, starring police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, nominated that year for … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Two More

I don’t know where the last two weeks went, but I’ve still been reading and writing all the time. Since I’m writing so much (my own fiction), it seemed a good time to recommend good published novels by others. Here … Continue reading

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5XFriday Looking at the Stars

In honor of the final Friday of Space Month, this post features quotes about the stars by five different people. “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly … Continue reading

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5xFriday: Five by Carl Sagan, a “Voyage Through Time”

Today for “Five by Friday” we’re featuring five quotes by Carl Sagan. While we enjoyed the recent “Cosmos” series with Neil deGrasse Tyson, both Tim and I have strong memories of Carl Sagan. His entire look brings back our childhood … Continue reading

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Writing Process

I’m taking a few minutes from my day job (writing) to write about my passion (also writing), thanks to my friend and writing partner, Angélique Jamail. Q: What am I working on at the moment? A: Aside from the 20+ … Continue reading

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When the Pen Isn’t a Sword

Writing complaint letters is a skill passed down to me by my father…and as I’m putting the final touches on one today, it made me think about the ways a good letter of complaint is like a good critique for … Continue reading

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Got an Agent…

I’d been working on my novel for over a decade, taking writing courses, joined writing groups, submitted short stories, and revised, revised, revised. Finally, I thought I was ready to start submitting the novel to agents…and I braced myself for … Continue reading

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