A Special event with Author Joanna Penn
Are you a work in progress?
How do you balance ambition and contentment?
As an author what is success to you?
What makes you happy?
Do you need external validation to measure success?
Tell me in the comments!!
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Get ready for Mystery Thriller Week 2018!
Don’t be a stranger
As the author of three books on Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, including a ‘how to’ write a thriller, called Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Making Masterclass, I was naturally inspired by his stories when writing my mystery thriller, Ghost Maven, about a teenage girl who falls in love with a ghost in Monterey Bay, California.
Continue reading “How to write a mystery thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Lee Moral”
There is nothing so annoying as reading a book or watching a movie and finding inaccuracies in things like police and courtroom procedures. I am not a pedant but I prefer accuracy in my own writing and that of others, whether the result is within the pages or up on the screen.
As a former UK detective and a barrister, trial counsel to Americans but we got to wear those wigs and gowns, I have an advantage in my own writing to portray accuracy.
So how does a crime writer without the same advantage set about achieving accuracy?
Continue reading “Crime Division: How to Achieve Accuracy by Stephen Bentley”
I collected bugs for biology class. Watched waves washing the shore for physics. Spilled corrosive acid on my good jeans in chemistry, so they ended up looking like a fashion statement. What I didn’t learn: a) English grammar, b) sentence structure, c) paragraph structure, d) any writing structure, e) comma’s (OH I HATE COMMA’S). Bottom line. I never took English composition.
Continue reading “Mystery Writing: One Scientist’s Journey by Rosemarie Szostak”