Musings

Suspense/Thrillers vs. Whodunits

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As I was watching last week’s DVRed episode of Castle, I got to thinking about how one of the primary differences between suspense/thriller type mysteries and more classic whodunits is the type of antagonist.  Suspense/thrillers seem to so often have serial killers or serial offenders of some type at their core.  I won’t risk saying […]

Musings

Fess Up Friday

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Well it’s Friday, thank God.  Not that it’s been a bad week by any means.  It’s actually gone by pretty quickly and very well.  I set a minimal goal of 2000 words this week, with the stipulation that I write something every day.  Starting with Act 2 instead of at the very beginning, so far […]

Musings

Crazy Train

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I think it’s time I admit that 2008 has been a transition year for me in my writing.  I know it’s not New Year’s yet, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about today.  2007 was the year to get myself back into it and give my work the serious focus it deserved and to finish […]

Books

Why I Rarely Read Fiction By Men

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If you peruse my bookshelves (of which there are many in our house), you will readily see that probably 95% of the fiction titles available are by women.  Some of this is because I prefer to read romance in some form or another, but I also have a pretty hefty mystery section.  It is in […]