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Writers write...

Posted by goodmysteries on September 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If I had a dollar for every time an aspiring writer said to me "I'm taking a class to learn how to be a writer," I'd be rich. Then they look at me all doe-eyed and hopeful, like they think that's the secret to a successful writing career. I've know several people who have taken class after class, always chasing that writing dream, yet never really sitting their posteriors in the chair and writing something they intend to market.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not aga...

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?Well, Exc-u-u-u-u-se Me-e-e-e!?

Posted by goodmysteries on April 3, 2012 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Tim Smith, my guest blogger today,  is an award-winning, best selling author whose books range from romantic mystery/thrillers to contemporary erotic romance. He is also a freelance photographer. When he isn’t indulging in those two passions he can often be found in the Florida Keys, doing research in between parasailing and seeking out the perfect Mojito.

I read a blog post on a reviewer’s website that made m...

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The Best Advice I Ever Got As A Writer

Posted by goodmysteries on February 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve written one non fiction book in my career. It’s called A Picture Perfect Kid. The only reason I wrote it is because I knew the people involved. I suppose there aren’t all that many people who know the story behind my writing this book, so I’ll briefly tell it now.

In 1998 I went to work at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Ohio as the office manager for their home health department. My boss was a woman by the name of Carol Jean Lindley. I won...

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Where Did That Idea Come From?

Posted by goodmysteries on January 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Readers often ask me where I get my story ideas. I usually tell them that I see stories everywhere, which is true. I can be riding the bus and see an unusual looking person sitting across the aisle. I think to myself, he looks like an artist. But he has a troubled expression on his face. He’s got problems. Maybe he’s seen something that bothers him. Hey, that man sitting right behind him looks sort of sinister. And I think he’s watching my artist. Is he following him? Maybe ...

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Chomp, Chomp, Chomp.....

Posted by goodmysteries on January 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In case you are wondering that is the sound of me eating my words. About what? E-books, what else

First of all let me make an admission. When e books first emerged the idea filled me with angst. I was nervous, even a little resentful. I was very vocal concerning this new medium. I didn’t want it to replace print books. I am a great advocate of the “printed word” in print. I love going into bookstores and perusing the shelves. I visit the library often and check out boo...

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