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My Action Adventure Screenplay Is A Mystery Story, Too
4:51 pm , January 6, 2016 0

My Action Adventure Screenplay Is A Mystery Story, Too

My latest writing project was to write an action-adventure screenplay but, naturally, it turned into a mystery story, too. I can’t escape my calling, I guess. The title is Paint It Black. I now need an agent, and the company that is searching on my behalf took my logline and produced a “logline video” to {Read More}

Writers Must Curb The Time They Spend On Social Media
2:19 pm , March 31, 2015 0

Writers Must Curb The Time They Spend On Social Media

Writers must learn to curb the time they spend on social media before the days slip by and nothing of significance is added to their screenplay, murder mystery, historic novel, or whatever is the current project. It’s so easy for a writer to get caught up in the whole business of communicating; we feel that {Read More}

Fiction Writers Desperately Need The Power Of Positive Thinking
8:51 am , November 13, 2013 0

Fiction Writers Desperately Need The Power Of Positive Thinking

Fiction writers usually write because they want to write, have to write, or feel compelled to tell a story; however, without the power of positive thinking—the belief that someone, somewhere, somehow will want to read what they write—they would give up their attempts after a few years. It would be the sensible thing to do, {Read More}

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Here’s My Second “Why”
1:58 pm , August 29, 2012 0

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Here’s My Second “Why”

My first reason for writing mysteries – mysteries for children; murder mysteries for adults – is because I write what I like to read.  As a reader, I need to know that I have a guaranteed escape from the world whenever I want. Nothing beats a murder mystery for that.

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Let Me Count The “Whys”
6:57 am , August 17, 2012 12

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Let Me Count The “Whys”

Reason Why #1: After all these years and after all the many books I’ve read, I’ve never lost my love of murder mysteries. I love reading them and watching the stories unfold on the TV screen, in the movie theater, or on the stage. If I sit down to write a piece of fiction, it {Read More}