The writer life: Books on craft

The question is so broad it’s hard to answer. So how do you write a novel? The quippy answer isn’t helpful, even if you directly quote Hemingway (or a string of others who may have actually said it first): “All you do […]

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Book trailer: Let the Guilty Pay, ‘A gripping page-turner’

This is the first trailer for my July 4 release, Let the Guilty Pay! It officially releases on July 4. But if you read eBooks and want access nearly a month early, subscribe to my newsletter before June 19!

The writer life: Why crime fiction?

While at my first few book signings in 2018 and 2019, I was surprised how often I was asked if my book was nonfiction or based on a true story. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have been surprised. In the Texas Panhandle, my […]

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My favorite five: Movies about broadcast journalism

News anchors are welcomed into millions of homes every day. In the days of Cronkite, Rather, and Jennings, they were sometimes the most trusted people in the country. And, while there are more great movies about their print counterparts, some of the […]

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Guest post: Author Betty M Reeves

Critique groups can be very enjoyable and rewarding and should definitely be an important part of your life and growth as an author.

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Monday procrastination roundup: Saving social media

I received an interesting offer last week. I was contacted by a fitness apparel and product brand who wanted me to be one of their Instagram brand ambassadors. They offered a tiny bit for free, discounts thereafter, and commission on sales. Two […]

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The writer life: Story structure

Story structure is among the myriad decisions a writer makes when composing a novel. This subject is top-of-mind for me as I construct the first draft of my third novel, a sequel to Let the Guilty Pay, which I’ll get to in […]

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My favorite five: Movies about print journalism (fiction)

Newspaper and magazine journalists are often at the center of fictional stories as well as true ones. They certainly are at the heart of my novels. These are five of the best movies about print journalism with fictional stories, even if they […]

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