Monthly Archives: October 2013

Novel Writing 101: Mystery Structure

Kris Neri is an award-winning author of eight novels, owner of the Well Red Coyote bookstore in Sedona, Ariz., and instructor for the Writers’ Program of the UCLA Extension School and the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime. While teaching … Continue reading

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Novel Writing 101: Outlining/Plotting

First published at the age of 16, Joyce Good Henderson is a writer, writing coach, photographer, and homecare nurse whose publications include fiction and nonfiction books as well as more than 400 articles in professional journals, blogs and online. She … Continue reading

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Making it to the Bestseller List

Hank Phillippi Ryan‘s latest novel—The Wrong Girl—reached the Boston Globe Bestseller list within a week of its September 2013 release. I caught up to Hank during a whirlwind book tour. She wasn’t even sure what town she was in until she … Continue reading

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Writing Novels in Retirement

When Judith Starkston, a classicist, retired from 30 years of teaching, she had a vague idea that she wanted to write historical novels. She specifically wanted to write about the Iliad, an epic poem written by the ancient Greek poet, … Continue reading

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