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Guest post: writing a killer fight scene

Writing a killer fight scene

Writing a crisp, adrenaline-pumping fight scene can be a challenge. Today we have a guest post from Kelsey Rae Barthel to examine how she approaches hers. Here's Kelsey... One of the most frequent compliments I have received about my first published book, Beyond the Code, is that readers love my fight

Adapting Books to the Screen (And Vice Versa) by Liz Kerin

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“Adapting Books to the Screen (and vice versa)” by Liz Kerin “To be honest, I liked the book a lot better.” Adapting books to the screen is always tricky business.  When we read, we’re given the freedom to imagine something that fits perfectly into our preferred worldview. Violence is as visceral as we

Guest Post: A Writer’s Convention Survival Guide, by Christopher Huang

How to Survive

Continuing our series on marketing yourself and your books at conventions, we have a special guest post from author Christopher Huang. In this article Huang summarizes his experiences with mystery and crime conventions, which, as he tells us, can be very different to a popular culture convention. It’s all about

Developing an Antiheroine: Guest Post with Author Laney Wylde

(The following is a guest post by author Laney Wylde about the development of the antiheroine Sawyer in her forthcoming book, Never Touched.) The Evolution of Sawyer: Creating an Unpredictable Protagonist “Can we take a break from watching sex crimes?” I cut my eyes over to my husband as the Law and Order: Special Victims Unit theme

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