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2018 Writing Resolutions: June

This post isn't just about our progress in June. We're halfway through the year now, which makes this a good time to step back and ...
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Food for Thought: Grammar #1

A lot of us have grammar pet peeves. I bet the moment you read that, at least one immediately popped into your mind. The mix-ups ...
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Financial Crime Series I: Money Laundering

Anyone who works in Finance is all too familiar with increasing regulations. These are put in place in order to prevent illegal activity, though financial ...
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Food for Thought: Characterization #1

A month or so ago, I was reading The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult and came across this wonderful puzzle: At dinner a few nights ago, Trixie ...
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Writer Research: Gunshot Wounds

When guns are involved in fiction, someone will probably end up injured (or worse). The severity of gunshot wounds depends on a variety of factors ...
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2018 Writing Resolutions: May

Has another month already passed? it feels like I just posted our April update, though I suppose time flies when you're busy ...
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Writer Research: Guns

Is your protagonist a former spy on the run from the government? An intrepid reporter who sticks her nose where it doesn't belong? Guns often ...
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Financial Crime for Writers: An Overview

So you want to write about money – or rather, someone who commits crime for money. Where do you start? Financial crime, or the fraudulent ...
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Four Tips for Stronger, More Concise Writing

When I first started writing,  I wanted to use all the words.  I crammed my sentences full of adjectives and adverbs, determined to be as ...
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Writer Research: PTSD

Soldier's heart, shell shock, battle fatigue; there have been many names for the condition we now know as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Regardless of what we ...
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