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Notes and files from TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF WRITING

04/22/2019 07:52
  As promised, below are the files for the tools I use to me stay organized while I'm plotting a mystery.     Scene notes:   These can be printed on 2x4 labels, or the points can be jotted into your writer's notebook.   These points will help you plot each...

My Real Life Alter Ego

04/17/2019 07:46
  We're tackling another blog hop, and this time the subject is...    My Real-Life Alter Ego   My writer friends and I have some interesting and unusual things we do when we're not writing, so we thought we'd share them with you!   I’ve had several unusual jobs,...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 1--HALLOWEEN

10/31/2018 08:08
  TREATS FOR EVERYONE!   If you haven't already claimed it, here's a FREE EBOOK! If you haven't already got your copy, here's a 99c Halloween mystery that will go back to regular price tomorrow.   Amazon  B&N  iBooks  Kobo   If you follow...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 2--Halloween Fails

10/30/2018 08:50
  We can't all be Martha Stewart...   I don't know about you, but I love looking at Pinterest Fails as much as I love looking at Pinterest itself.  We all see those beautiful crafty creations and think, "I could do that!"  And sometimes we can.     Other...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 3--Scary books

10/29/2018 07:43
    I've been sharing all of my non-author-ish Halloween favorites, so I thought it was time to talk books!   I apologize for missing Day 4--I was out of town, but if you check out my Instagram page, you'll find plenty of pics of my Indy trip!   I'm not into horror, so...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 5--Creepy Crafts

10/27/2018 09:07
  You thought my cupcakes yesterday were creepy?   Well, hold onto your witch hats.   A mystery author worth her salt ought to be able to come up with a fake dead body.  After all, we conjure them in our minds all day.  But it's even more fun to get hands...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 6—Homemade Halloween Sweet Treats, Slacker Edition

10/26/2018 09:31
  If you’re like me, you have very little interest in slaving over a hot stove, especially in October when there are so many other fun things to do.  Do I browse Pinterest and pin intricate recipes that are more craft project than edible?  Heck, yeah.  Do I have any intention of...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 7--Bingeworthy TV so good it's SCARY!

10/25/2018 08:34
  Disclaimer:  This is a bit of a cop out to my  "13 Days of Halloween" series.       Deborah Nam-Krane and I scheduled the "Bingeworthy TV Blog Hop" a month ago, before I decided to do the "13 Days" bit, so rather than make a double post today, I'm going with...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 8--Outdoor Decor

10/24/2018 08:38
  In the world of home decor, Fall is the new Christmas.   If you spend much time on Pinterest or Instagram, you'll see that Fall/Halloween decorating has become as much of an Olympic sport as Christmas decorating in recent years.  That said, I don't quite go so overboard on...

13 Days of Halloween DAY 9--My Top 10 Halloween Movies

10/23/2018 08:34
  Caroline's Top 10 Must-Watch Halloween Movies   I am an admitted TV and movie junkie, so I thought it fitting to share my Halloween favorites that I make it a point to watch in October every year.   10.  Fun Size Is it a great movie?  Eh, not exactly.  But it's very...
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