Posted on 08/22/2019 at 04:37 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Zara Altair wants to ensure your reader is just as invested as your sleuth is in solving the mystery in...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 08/13/2019 at 03:43 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Stephanie Kane knows, from experience, the risks and rewards of using real-life events as inspiration for fiction. Her novel Quiet...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 08/13/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today we're interviewing Debbie De Louise, who writes novels in addition to working a reference librarian at a public library....

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 08/10/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dorothy B. Hughes, the queen of noir, was born on this day in 1904. She produced the majority of her...

Posted on 08/07/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today we’re interviewing contemporary-fiction author James J. Cudney. Cudney grew up on Long Island and currently lives in New York...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 08/06/2019 at 04:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s a toss-up whether the beginning or ending of a story is the toughest part to write. But there’s no...

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Tagged As: Mystery, Writing advice

Posted on 08/02/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today we’re interviewing mystery writer Hannah Howe. Howe is the author of the bestselling Sam Smith mystery series, the Ann’s...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 08/01/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today we’re interviewing Rachael Wright, an author of international mysteries. Wright is a Colorado native with degrees in history and...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 07/30/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writers who seek middle ground between full-blown outlines and complete improvisation have another option. Zara Altair compares the four-act structure...

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Posted on 07/30/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The New York Times book section is on a real murder streak lately. We recently shared its list of authors’...

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