I felt it was time to finally talk some more about the murder mystery, or as it is most commonly known these days my cozy mystery, which I have been writing for the past several months. And most of all I felt it was time to finally reveal the title! I am still in the … More My Murder Mystery Book Title Reveal!
I realised recently that for me the best way towards writing a murder mystery novel is to see the whole thing as a puzzle. As the writer, I have to think of all the individual puzzle pieces: characters, motivations, subplots, locations and the things vital to any mystery story: a good murder (or two), clues … More Mystery Writing: Putting the Puzzle Together
One of the reasons I know why changing from science fiction to mystery writing has absolutely been the right decision for me is because I am doing my best to be my best. This also brings home how not-right science fiction and fantasy were for me as genres to write in professionally. I will still … More This Month in Mystery Writing: Research
“For, above all, science fiction, as far back as Plato trying to figure out a proper society, has always been a fable teacher of morality.” – Ray Bradbury, author I readily admit, I am rather opinionated. This can be both a good and a bad thing. My morals and values make up a large part … More Morals in Fiction
Or should that be ‘in the Upside Down’? Or ‘on Bizarro World’? In the Biff timeline or rather the Darkest timeline? Take your pick! As every one of us adjusts to the strange twilight world we find ourselves in in 2020, so does a writer. Especially one who used to write speculative sci-fi. The year’s … More Writing in the Twilight Zone