Category Archives: Mystery

Two More Stops on the THIEFTAKER Blog Tour!

The Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour takes me to two blogs today.  One belongs to Lucienne Diver, my terrific agent and a wonderful writer in her own right. I’m talking about characterization, in particular the inspiration for the lovely and … Continue reading

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A New Post Is Up As the Blog Tour Rolls On!

The Summer 2012 Blog Tour for THIEFTAKER continues today with my post at http://www.SFNovelists.com, the blog site I share with a group of approximately 100 published authors in fantasy and science fiction.  The post is called “Blending Mystery and Speculative … Continue reading

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New THIEFTAKER Short Story Out!!

“A Spell of Vengeance,” the newest Thieftaker short story is now out and available at Tor. com.  Just click here.  There is no charge to read the story.  That’s right:  It’s free! Here is the introduction to the story that … Continue reading

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Today In History: Lighting the Fuse

On this day, in 1765, the English Parliament passed legislation that would come to be known in the North American colonies as the Stamp Act.  In the wake of the Seven Years’ War against France (referred to in the colonies … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Point of View and Voice, part III — Voice and Authenticity

A couple of days ago, in the second installment of my Writing Tips series on Point of View and Voice, I focused on how I decide how many characters to use as POV characters, and how I choose which characters … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Point of View and Voice, part II — Choosing Your POV Character(s)

Last week, I wrote the first installment in this series of Writing Tips posts on point of view and voice.  As I indicated in that post, writers trying to determine how to approach point of view for their particular projects … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Point of View and Voice, part I — Overview

Today, I begin a series of posts on point of view and voice in storytelling.  This topic will take several posts, because it is arguably THE key element in storytelling.  We’ll kick off the discussion today with an overview of … Continue reading

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Ethan Kaille’s Diary: 3 February 1765

On Monday and Wednesday, I shared with you the first two in a series of entries from a day journal belonging to Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, whose life and work in Colonial Boston are the subject of the upcoming … Continue reading

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Ethan Kaille’s Diary: 1 February 1765

On Monday, I shared with you the first in a series of entries from a day journal belonging to Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, whose life in Colonial Boston is the focus of the upcoming Thieftaker books (beginning with Thieftaker, … Continue reading

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Ethan Kaille’s Diary: 30 January 1765

As I noted in a post on the first of this year, I recently came across a day journal belonging to Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, whose many adventures in Colonial Boston are the subject matter for the upcoming Thieftaker … Continue reading

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