HOORAY, IT’S THE PANDEMIC! (Just kidding.)

Well, not entirely kidding.  There were (surprisingly) some really good things.  This month marks a full year of quarantining for many of us who didn’t have to leave home to work.  We are grateful, John and I, to have been able to stay here. Remember last March as the pandemic was just starting to...

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10 RULES FOR WRITING A BEST-SELLING THRILLER

by Gayle LyndsEver wonder why so many suspense novels and thrillers top the best-seller lists and have millions of readers? When I first started writing, I thought about that a lot. I knew I personally loved characters with whom I wanted to spend a lot of time, and stories that kept getting...

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ONE WRITER’S COVID-19 SUMMER

by Gayle LyndsAs a writer, I’ve always looked for underlying themes, for insights and significance.  But I have a concussion, and that means life has been simplified for me several times.  At first I resisted what felt like a retreat from a less fulsome way to live.  Then I got...

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