A WRITER’S SACRED PLACE

By Alex Kava Mark Twain’s private writing study as it is today, relocatedon Elmira College’s campus in New York. Ask full-time writers where they write—not how or when, but where—and many will name a specific place that’s unique to us. That place might be a local coffee shop or a favorite...

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JANUARY ROGUE ROUNDUP

It’s a Rogue Roundup: See what we Rogues discovered, researched, and talked about in January… Tosca Lee started January off by telling us her favorite part of writing: meeting you. While she loves second drafts and the editing process, both pale in comparison to rediscovering her novel thru her...

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DECEMBER ROGUE ROUNDUP

It’s a Rogue Roundup: See what we Rogues discovered, researched, and talked about in November… December began with neither snow nor winter. Rather, we started the month down South, in Naples, Florida, where a number of bestselling authors have made their home. Karna Small Bodman told us of the...

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TOTAL IMMERSION II

The Art of Going Deep: Part II By Chris Goff In Part I, I talked about digging DEEP to find the BIG concept, the right Point of View, and getting to know your characters. So, how do you get into your character’s head?  Use your own experiences.  Thomas Harris in Silence of the Lambs gave...

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THE BUSINESS OF WRITING

By Tracy Clark Hiya! Well, another Bouchercon is in the history books. This year’s Bouchercon, the world’s premier mystery conference and heck of a good time, was held in sunny San Diego, and 1,700 mystery and crime readers, writers, editors, agents, booksellers, and those who love them, came out...

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TOTAL IMMERSION

The Art of Going DEEP: Part 1 By Chris Goff ThrillerFest 2017 when RED SKY launched Over the years, I’ve spoken at writer’s conferences ad nauseum about plotting the novel, researching the novel, creating characters, writing realistic dialogue and boots on the ground settings. All very important...

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AUGUST ROGUE ROUNDUP

It’s a Rogue Roundup: See what we Rogues discovered, researched, and talked about in August… August began with both chaos and Karna Bodman's attempt to write amidst it. Born of her own brushes with natural disasters, Karna recommends four thriller novels inspired by real-life disasters. Next, we...

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DUN, DUN, DUN, DUN…DEADLINE!

By Jenny Milchman When Steven Spielberg’s film version of Peter Benchley’s blockbuster Jaws came out, it furthered the reach of the novel, spawned (ha, get it, a fish reference?) a whole school of (I can keep going) sometimes great, sometimes comical derivations that continue to this day (I’m...

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