I've never blogged. Never considered it. Never had the time.
So here I am stepping away from writing my 9th thriller to give it try.
The rules say I can blog about anything. Okay. My background is in crime reporting and in writing news. The lead (some say lede) - the opening of an article - is crucial to pull people into your item.
I have tried to apply it to my crime novels whenever it seemed fitting. I don't believe in a slam bang opening every time, but when it's right, I enjoy giving it a whirl.
Here's one I like:
"The last thing Paige Baker saw before fleeing her family's campsite was the blood dripping from her father's ax."
This is from one of my books. Tell me what you think by emailing me,
And, a high five to anyone who can identify its source. The book was optioned for a movie, a script was written but the deal never went into production.
Well, my shift supervisor is calling me back to the novel in progress.