Pub 1.3 Don’t like the weather? Change it.

Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather. Nobody does anything about it.” But the writer has total control. An author can set the location, climate zone, season and particular type of weather to begin a story—in a snowstorm (Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson); in the pouring rain (My …

Pub 1.2 John Lutz: Tips on Writing Mystery and Suspense

By John Lutz We’re honored today to kick off the Writing Craft chapter of Your Writers Journey with a guest post by my St. Louis friend and writing colleague, mystery and suspense author John Lutz. John Lutz’s work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, …

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