Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

And The Winner Is

The long awards season for motion pictures ends tonight with the distribution of the prestigious Academy Awards. Today I’ve been wondering this: If Oscars were handed out to mystery books and characters, who would take home a golden statue? Here … Continue reading

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Famous Writers At Work

I have been interested in the writing habits of authors since studying the works of William Faulkner in college. In that class I learned that Faulkner wrote the outline for his book, The Fable, on his study’s walls in Rowan Oak, his … Continue reading

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An Interview with Veronica Walsh

Writers will ask themselves questions when drawing memorable, well-developed characters. A few sample questions: What does the character look like? How old? Religion? Age? Family? Friends? I thought this week I’d again turn the blog over to Veronica Walsh from All … Continue reading

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Writing Influences

I just started reading Joanne Fluke’s Blackberry Pie Murder , the seventeenth book in her Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, making this a terrific opportunity to tell you about a few writers who influenced my work. I’ll start with Ms. Fluke’s work. I discovered the … Continue reading

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