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Novelizing True Crime: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

EPISODE 211I Our guest today is Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, screenwriter, author, international speaker, and forensic specialist. Her father was a medical examiner with a home office, so Jennifer grew up around death. She participated in her first fatality investigation when she was eight years old, and she’s been involved in writing about crime ever since.…

From Blog to Book: Repurposing Your Nonfiction

EPISODE 177T I just finished helping a friend get his very first book up on Amazon – woohooo!! We’re both very excited as this is something he’s wanted to do for a few years! It occurred to me that I could share what I know about repurposing your writing and maybe help you get a…

Writing Murder and Mayhem

EPISODE 166I Our guest today, Natalie Walters, has just published her second romantic suspense novel, Deadly Deceit, the followup to Living Lies. We have an enthusiastic conversation about scary movies, where to hide the bodies, and finding story ideas in your own life. Natalie finds brainstorming to be the most fun part of writing. While…

Finding Inspiration: Everyday Places to Find New Ideas

Episode 144T Finding Inspiration

EPISODE 144T We’ve finally settled down enough to start watching Game of Thrones (now that it’s ending!) and it occurred to me that George R.R. Martin does not have a problem with throwing his characters into conflict. Not even if it kills them! As for me, I find it very difficult when writing a sweet…