Tag Archives: Writing

Glorious, complicated, perverse English language

As an English speaking person, I take the vagaries of the English language for granted.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to learn English as a second language.  It would seem that for every rule there is an … Continue reading

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Some challenges of being a writer (Guest post by attorney/novelist, Steve Clark)

Writing a novel is hard work.  Hard work that some authors make look easy, but it is hard all the same.  Today on Fictionophile I have the privilege of hosting a guest post by attorney/novelist Steve Clark, the author of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing a Mystery/Thriller by Ann W. J. White, M.Ed.

Originally posted on Mystery Thriller Week:
Mystery literature is undergoing a resurgence with the American public. We find ourselves in need of a good story where the protagonist undergoes a journey, perhaps of faith, family, or reaction to something that…

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20 questions with Eva Lesko Natiello (author of “The Memory Box”) + GIVEAWAY!

Eva Lesko Natiello is a native New Yorker, who, by transplanting to the New Jersey suburbs, conceived her first novel, “The Memory Box“, an award-winning debut thriller. I’m excited to announce that she has graciously consented to an interview on Fictionophile. Also,  she … Continue reading

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A seasonal short, short story by Annie Daylon

Have you ever wondered how writers can evoke such emotion is just a few words? Annie Daylon has risen to the task. Read her moving little ‘flash fiction’ story “The end of the harvest“. http://www.anniedaylon.com/2016/10/21/the-end-of-the-harvest/ You can follow Annie via her blog … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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Researching a historical novel (Guest post by Andrew Joyce)

My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. I would like to thank Lynne for allowing me to be here today to promote my latest, Yellow Hair, which documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Sara Bailey

I am so grateful that Sara Bailey took the time to answer my interview questions.  I’m sure you’ll agree her answers are a delight! Like your protagonist, Helena Chambers, you have also returned to Orkney after years away.  Do you … Continue reading

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20 Questions with David Young (author of Stasi Child)

I am delighted to have novelist David Young visit my blog today!  Author of the award-winning debut thriller “Stasi Child“, David has graciously consented to an interview. Thanks so much David! Congratulations on your three book deal with Bonnier Zaffre! … Continue reading

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20 Questions – interview with novelist Louise Jensen

I just finished reading “The Sister“, so I was delighted that Louise Jensen has agreed to answer some of my questions. Thanks Louise, both for your time and consenting to this interview. F: How long did it take to get … Continue reading

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20 questions – interview with novelist Susie Steiner

Susie Steiner has graciously consented to an interview! She shares some of her thoughts on the writing process, her inspiration for her great new novel “Missing, Presumed“,  AND has given me many more titles to add to my own TBR! … Continue reading

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Guest post + interview with novelist Andrew Joyce

My name is Andrew Joyce, and I write books for a living. One morning, about five years ago, I went crazy. I got out of bed, went downstairs, and threw my TV out the window. Then I sat down at … Continue reading

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“My name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout

I SO enjoyed my first time reading Elizabeth Strout!  Written in a very different style from what I have read recently, it was almost a stream of consciousness.  I felt the author was speaking directly to me.  Like a personal friend … Continue reading

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The Paderborn connection ~ William A. Newton

Publisher’s blurb:   When Detective Inspector Michael Joyce is called out to a potential murder scene early one Sunday in Stevenage, it’s immediately clear to him that this is not the usual Saturday night stabbing; the victim is a middle aged … Continue reading

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Careened vs. careered

I originally wrote this post in May of 2014.  My love for words and the English language has prompted me to revisit it – as this is something that I am still encountering.  I just finished a novel that (mis?)used … Continue reading

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