Master List of Ways to Describe Anger

Master List of Ways to Describe Anger

Sometimes I think of things I wish I’d added to my Master Lists for Writers book. I’ll probably release a new edition someday, but in the meantime, I just put them on the blog. When I was writing The Phoenix Codex, I sometimes took way … Continue Reading →
The 5 Worst Kinds of Amazon Reviews

The 5 Worst Kinds of Amazon Reviews

My latest novel The Phoenix Codex released late last October. It hasn’t gotten a ton of Amazon reviews, but I appreciate every one. And I’ve been very lucky with them so far. I don’t say “lucky” out of false modesty. I think it’s a good … Continue Reading →
The Shameless Writer

The Shameless Writer

Should I give up writing? Last week, a woman in one of my many online writer groups asked us this. She’d written and self-published a historical novel that had gotten twenty or so good reviews, but a few months after its release, it wasn’t selling … Continue Reading →
50 Mystery Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts!

50 Mystery Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts!

Hi, everyone! You know how I love working on story ideas and creative writing exercises, and I’ve been reading a lot of mystery novels lately — mostly cozy mysteries, not gritty crime novels, although I might enjoy those, too. That inspired me to write this … Continue Reading →