At Killer Nashville, one of the big books everyone seemed to love is this one on forensics. And why not? It’s a fantastic resource if you’re trying to write a mystery and want to make sure your description of the crime scene is accurate, and especially if you want to have cops solving it! I’ve … More GREAT IDEA FOR A NON-FICTION BOOK: THE LAW FOR WRITERS!
At Killer Nashville this weekend the agent loved the start of my story but said novellas are hard to sell, which got me thinking. My story is meant to be the start of a series, I was just going to have the series start a few months later and have this story be a prequel … More TURNING THE GODS DEFENSE INTO A FULL NOVEL
On a blog I follow, the guy is doing a photo contest, asking if you could live elsewhere then where would it be and why. I entered one of my favorite pictures for consideration. Dusseldorf, Germany. If I was going to live anywhere outside the U.S., it would be Germany. I love the culture, the … More PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY
We had a round table with agents today at the writers conference where about ten of us gave the group the first two pages if a book and had it critiqued. The agent said she wants to see the rest of The Gods Defense and gave me her card. Alright!
(As always, this isn’t to be taken as any kind of legal advice, just some very simplified basics for the lay person, and a little bit of ranting lawyer.) I said in my last post I would put up the vehicle exceptions to the warrant rule in the next one. Sorry it took me so … More LAW BASICS FOR THE NON-SHARKIES – EXCEPTIONS TO THE WARRANT RULE PART 2
I have a pitch session with an agent at Killer Nashville Writer’s Conference this weekend and all of us have to bring the first two pages of a story for the agents to look at. So, taking a poll, which set up of my stories sounds the most interesting to you? 1. Prosecutor in a … More PITCH TO AN AGENT AT KILLER NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND
The church of the spilled blood. It was so huge I couldn’t get pics of more than a section at a time, so I took a picture of the model they had inside the church.
I know, it’s been a month and I’m now just getting to posting some pictures for you. Forgive me for I bring pretty pictures of inspiring places now 😀Helsinki:
http://www.3daynovel.com/ This is exactly what it sounds like. You have to sit down and start writing Saturday at 12:01 a.m. and be done by midnight on Monday. Whatever comes out is hopefully 1. a finished novel (even if it’s short) and 2. creativity unleashed. I’m doing it! (Baring my job situation changing in the … More THE 3 DAY NOVEL CONTEST
This is the full length book that follows my story The Gods Defense. I’m still working on a title so for now it’s just #2. I want to know what you think of the beginning. Do I explain too much? Too little? Is there enough to keep you interested and wanting to read more? What’s … More THE GODS DEFENSE 2 – CHAPTER ONE
(As always, this isn’t to be taken as any kind of legal advice, just some very simplified basics for the lay person, and a little bit of ranting lawyer.) I said in my last post I would put up the exceptions to the warrant rule in the next one. There are 11 Well, it’s complex … More LAW BASICS FOR THE NON-SHARKIES – EXCEPTIONS TO THE WARRANT RULE PART 1
(As always, this isn’t to be taken as any kind of legal advice, just some very simplified basics for the lay person, and a little bit of ranting lawyer.) We’ve all seen Law and Order, right? Well, they don’t always get stuff right but they are usually pretty on about cops having to dance around … More LAW BASICS FOR THE NON-SHARKIES – SEARCH AND SEIZURE