Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Podcast

I met Laura Brennan when I went to Hollywood for a special Sisters In Crime conference. She recently started a series of podcasts for mysteries. Here’s mine, but check out the others as well, and maybe sign up to receive free books: http://destinationmystery.com/episode-5-peg-brantley/



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Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"It's up to the author to intertwine the craft with the creative and find the balance that touches the soul of the reader." —Edie Melson


Damn.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them


"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo." —Don Marquis


This is in honor of my mother-in-law, Inez Frances Brantley, who turns 100 on April 24th. Her volume of verse will be a special gift for every person at her celebration.  You can check out her book here.

And I, for one, can hear the echo.




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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining but the feeling of being rained upon." —E.L. Doctorow



While I love this, sometimes in a fast-moving scene, the fact that it's raining is only a small point that needs to be made. Sometimes it's best to tell rather than show, and move ahead with the story.




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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
—Gustave Flaubert



Without the balance and security I get from my family and close friends, a tether if you will, there's no way I could venture in to some of the dark places my stories demand.




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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"One doesn't stop seeing. One doesn't stop framing. It doesn't turn off and turn on. It's on all the time." —Annie Leibovitz, photographer


It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order." —P.D. James


It's all better with friends.