It is always a challenge to make characters seem real, but using your own experiences and emotions, like a method actor, takes them a long way.
LINK TO TODAY'S COLUMN:…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 29, 2011 at 6:49am — No Comments
My Spotlight column today in the Las Vegas edition of examiner.com is about what a great inspirational city Las Vegas is for authors. LINK: http://exm.nr/spotlightonVegas.
The third and newest Silver Sisters Mysteries caper, currently being edited, is "Vanishing Act in Vegas" and…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 20, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments
This interview was so fascinating I wanted to share it all around. In the tradition of Donnie Brasco or Serpico, Jack Garcia…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 14, 2011 at 4:31am — No Comments
It is challenging to keep coming up with original ideas for writer's group presentations. Today’s Spotlight in the Las Vegas edition of Examiner.com is about Sisters in Crime Southern Nevada met the challenge with the custom Mystery Jeopardy game presented by Sisters (and Misters) in Crime/Southern Nevada this past Sunday. What a hoot. Scott Duncan who has designed games for major accounts delighted everyone with his…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 13, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments
I wanted share one of my columns in today’s Las Vegas edition of Examiner.com with you. This one isn’t really about writing. It’s about rock and roll.
You see, 60s Rock is alive and well in Las Vegas. I was invited to review and enjoy “Echoes of the 60s” at the V2 Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and took a step back in time.…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 9, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments
The pace of a story is critical. It can keep the reader engaged or turn them off. Imagine pace as though you were driving a car. Part I deals with speeding things up.
Remember, writers should…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 8, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
Hey all you graphic novel noir fans -- today's L.A. Examiner.com Spotlight is on the amazing author Gary Phillips. His illustrations say it all. Check out: http://exm.nr/GaryPhillips
Added by Morgan St. James on April 7, 2011 at 4:45am — No Comments
Added by Morgan St. James on April 2, 2011 at 4:23am — No Comments
No author is thrilled to receive a bad review, and I’m no exception. Yes, I’ve occasionally gotten them, but a bad review doesn’t have to equal a meltdown. Read today’s Writers Tricks of the Trade in the Las Vegas edition of examiner.com. LINK:…Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on April 1, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments