by | Aug 2, 2022 | Rogue Roundup | 2 comments

What we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in July…

We started July off with a guest post from Barbara Ross. She takes us on a trip to Maine, discussing the research behind her new mystery Muddled Through, which launched 6/28.

What’s the best writing advice Rogue Gayle Lynds ever got? Fail. She explains why failure is so important for aspiring authors in her post Fail. Please!

Then it was time for Z.J. Czupor‘s Mystery Minute, which followed a curvilinear thread of which movie or novel inspired which other series of films and other novels.

In the middle of the month, Rogue Tracy Clark taught us how to keep our characters human by letting them be messy and quirky in Characters That Keep It Real.

Middle of July article: Characters That Keep It Real.

Thriller authors writing feel-good, Hallmark love stories? It’s more likely than you’d think. Rogue Karna Small Bodman recounts some of the best examples of thriller authors Writing in Different Genres and her own experience doing the same.

Late July article: Writing In DIfferent Genres.

We then announced the winners of the July Rogue Reads Giveaway! Stop in and see who won in this Rogue Flash.

What goes into building a story with a strong sense of Setting? How does Setting impact the feel of a story or the entire series? Rogue Isabella Maldonado guides us through building setting and gives us a taste of her own series’ settings in Regional Flavor.

Thank you for joining us for the July Rogue Roundup. On to August!

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  1. Gayle Lynds

    What a great month it was!

  2. Karna Small Bodman

    So much happening that month. If you’ve missed reading those blogs — I hope you’ll check them out now!