Writers Plot's Blog – May 2007 Archive (24)

Words Fail Me

Posted by Leann Sweeney

Funny thing for a writer to say, but this happens often. In fact, aside from my first book, which came bursting out like that baby alien in the Sigourney Weaver flick, words fail me all the time. But after having written eight novels--some of those manuscripts packed away in a box where they should be--I have come to understand this is part of the writing process, at least for me. Not to say I like this little phenomenon. Not to say this is as comfortable as…

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Added by Writers Plot on May 4, 2007 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Truth is stranger than fiction

Interesting how mystery fiction fans are so often critical of true crime books. Some say they're sickened by the gore. Others are put off by the twisted criminals in the stories. More than a few just think the true crime genre is, well, tacky.

I read true crime all the time, and I don't buy these excuses. Those who protest the most could well be carrying titles by Lee Child (gore, anyone?), Minette Walters (talk about twisted) or Janet Evanovich (for lovers of literary classics,…

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Added by Writers Plot on May 3, 2007 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Curses

posted by Doranna Durgin



Oy. These characters sometimes...



Okay, that should give you an idea right there how I use off-color language. I mean, "Oy?" How risque can you get? Not that I won't let slip a few scorchers under inspiring circumstances (oh yes), but my repertoire is, how shall we say...limited.



Alas, not so all of my characters.



This wasn't a huge deal when I was primarily writing fantasy. I could make up phrases that…

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Added by Writers Plot on May 2, 2007 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Help Elaine Viets: Buy her new book

Posted by Lorraine Bartlett

Of course everyone here at Writers Plot wants you to buy OUR books. (They are quite wonderful, after all.) But today we're asking you to support one of our fellow authors.

Several weeks ago, author Elaine Viets (a friend of Leann's) had a devastating stroke. Emergency surgery has given Elaine a good shot at recovery, but not in time to promote her newest book, which…

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Added by Writers Plot on May 1, 2007 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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