This month’s topic for the #inkripples is world building. As a mystery writer and not a fantasy or sci-fi writer, my job as a “world builder” is quite different. But, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. As writers we are all, regardless of genre, building a world around our characters. In mystery that world is […]
How Your Communication Affects Your Writing–#AuthorToolboxBlogHop
As my first post for the Author’s Toolbox Blog Hop, I wanted to talk about how communication affects our writing. As a communication’s coach, I find this topic quite interesting. Take a look at the other blogger’s posts here. You’ll learn all kinds of tips and tools for writers. How well do you communicate? Some […]
Logline, Tagline What’s the Difference?
Fiction writers must create a logline for their books #marketing Click To Tweet Some people call it a tagline. Are they the same? Well, apparently they are not. Both of these “lines” are short descriptions of your book, and yet they are different. Let’s look at how. Book marketeers took the concept of tagline used […]
My Interview with David Alan Binder–Full of Writing Tips
Joan Curtis interview with David Alan Binder Joan’s Bio from her website (shortened): Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 7 books and numerous stories. In her mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, we meet Janie Knox, a tormented young woman who escaped her home and family after a jury convicted her stepfather of killing […]
Rave Reviews for Murder on Moonshine Hill–5Stars!!
Releases 8/23 but Pre-Order today on Amazon and B&N Murder on Moonshine Hill is a clever and exciting murder mystery with interesting characters, a bit of humor, and a delightfully complicated plot. While the reader knows there has been a murder, the adventure begins when Jenna Scali finds an urgent note tucked inside a wedding invitation from […]
Quentin talks about Murder on Moonshine Hill
“When we went to the wedding,” Quentin said, “we expected fireworks, but no one expected murder.” Click To Tweet The second book in the Jenna Scali series is now ready for Pre-Order. Let’s spend a little time with Jenna’s BFF Quentin Pearson to get the inside scoop about this new book. A secluded mountain wedding […]
How do you know when you’re done?
Artists tell me it’s hard to know when a painting is finished. One told me that if she works on a painting for too long, she ruins it. This reminds me of my writing. I tweak and tweak and then tweak some more. Was it better before the last tweak or after the first tweak? […]
Interview with Jenna Scali about Murder on Moonshine Hill
We are excited to welcome Jenna Scali to our blog today. Some of you may know her as the star of the new mystery series that began with the e-Murderer. If you read that book, you learned a lot about Jenna. You know that she’s 28 years old, has two cats, is divorced and is […]