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Mystery fiction is a curious genre. None of us condone murder or other gruesome crimes, yet when we dive into the pages of a good mystery story, we find the more bizarre and heinous the crime, the more enjoyment the tale ultimately brings us.

Okay, you’ve finished the first draft and think, “Hell, I’m great!” And yes, you are for doing that. But there is more to writing than just pumping out a good first draft. There’s editing and cleaning up. This is what we’re all about in this installment.

Let’s break some rules and boast about it. Sure, you have a few ideas in mind and want to know which would be the best way to start. Let’s explore how to go forward with them.

It’s a brand new year, which means a brand new 365 days in which to tackle that growing mountain of books that is our TBR pile! We all make a lot of New Year’s resolutions—around fitness, health, diet, work, family, home, hobbies and the list goes on. But when was the last time you made resolutions about your book reading habits?

The Gift of Words
S.L.
Carpenter

It’s that time of year again. The monsters and superheroes are all gone, we overstuffed ourselves with turkey and mashed potatoes and now it’s time to drain our bank accounts to find the perfect gift for our family and friends.
Christmas is in the air. Of course, all the store decorations have been around since Halloween. Thank heavens a fake tree doesn’t need watering.

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