The Toolbox Killers — A True Halloween Nightmare

The Toolbox Killers

  Halloween night, 1979, 16-year-old Shirley Lynette Ledford made one fatal mistake — trusting the two men who offered her a ride. Forty-eight hours later, a jogger found her naked remains on a random front lawn in Sunland, California. Posed with her legs apart, her mutilated corpse lay in an…

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Inspiration Behind Practical Geology by C. S. Boyack

Practical Geology

I had the pleasure of editing a short story for my dear friend, Craig Boyack. He’s been on the blog before. Craig has an excellent blog, where he shares his writer’s life. The Idea Mill posts always get the creative juices flowing. Recently, Shawnee Daniels from Wings of Mayhem made an…

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Psst…I’ve Added 10 More Ways to Kill

Before we end the series Murder at Cabin 28, I wanted to let you in on a secret. I’ve added 10 new ways to Murder Your Fictional Characters. Yay! In honor of this momentous occasion that I’m actually sending my subscribers their first update, I’m republishing what you’ll find inside. No…

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I've Converted! Outlining vs. Pantsing in Fiction Writing

As some of you know I’ve been working on a new book. I am very excited about this project because I think it’s one of the best stories I’ve ever written. I’ll give you a little teaser later in the post. For now I’d like to share something else. I…

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New Authors Blog– Prose & Cons are breaking out!

Today is the day folks! Our new authors blog, Prose & Cons on Blogger launches today.  The Prose Cons are authors, literary agents, publishers, book reviewers and editors– books start with us.  We read them, we write them, edit them, print and promulgate them, and review them.  And we blog…

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Top 5 Tips for Researching Your Fiction Novel

I write a lot of my posts according to what I am working on at the time.  Right now I am researching a subject for my sequel’s underlying plot.  I can’t reveal that subject, but it’s AWESOME!  🙂 Research is extremely time-consuming but well worth the effort.  After all, you…

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Murder Blog Make-over & A fiction writing challenge for YOU!

MURDER BLOG has a whole new look! As most of you know, I’m taking the Blogging 201 challenge.  The last few days it has been all about redesigning your blog to make it more user-friendly and accessible on all devices.  I learned that my last theme was not user-friendly, even though…

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Showing structuring: scene, sequel, and MRUs in a novel

So many people enjoyed my recent post, The Importance of MRUs that I thought I’d show you large-and-small-scale structuring of a scene and sequel using MRUs.  Actually, I got the most followers from that post.  Yay, me! 🙂 I’ve often found that things are easier to learn when you see them practiced.…

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