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Matters of Faith is my second novel, and I'm delighted that the advance reviews have been fabulous. They've also surprised me with their clear understanding of exactly what I was trying to write about, not because I think critics are thick, but because I tend to think for years and years about a story, and am convinced that it's clear in my head, but am often concerned that I was able to get it down as clearly on the page. And now I get to try to actually explain that process? You're brave people, you really are.  Continue reading...
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Blog Du Jour

Mystery Writers

If you're a fan of the mystery genre, you'll enjoy the writerly insights on these blogs.

Poe's Deadly Daughters

The Little Blog of Murder

Mysterious Musings

Type M for Murder

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"What was it like, writing a book together?"

This is the second question people always ask — after "Are you identical twins?" — when we tell them that we recently finished Turning Tables, a novel based on our experiences waiting tables. That we wrote it while living on opposite coasts sparks the next question: "Wow, did you ever argue?"

Apparently, yes.  Continue reading...
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Dog Eared

Books we love

Pitching Your Novel

How do you get a novel published? Some books to help you perfect your pitch.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Making the Perfect Pitch

Give 'Em What They Want

How to Publish Your Novel

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Blog Du Jour

Jane Austen Blogs

The cult of Jane is as strong as ever. Take a stroll through these blogs for all things Austenian.

Jane Austen Today

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Austenprose

Jane Austen's World

Austen-tatious

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Books we love

How to Self-Edit

Successful writers of fiction need to master the fine art of self-editing. Here are a few books to help you clean up your prose.

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Write Great Fiction: Revision And Self-Editing

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I always hated Shakespeare.

They made me read him. First it was Julius Caesar. Then Romeo & Juliet, which was only cool because we wasted a week watching the movie. Next came Henry IV, Part One. I said, "You've got to be kidding," and scraped by on class discussions. The Bard and I were not friendly.

So how did I end up writing The Master of Verona, a novel based on his works?  Continue reading...
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