Tag Archives: Pine Mountain Club

The Freedom of Finishing Your Novel

I’ve just sent off my sixth novel to my editor and my two best and trusted writer friends. I am hoping to get insightful comments that help me better this mystery. It is the second in my series about a … READ MORE »

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Appreciating What Stage Managers Do

Dateline: Valentine’s weekend in Pine Mountain Club (PMC), California. The Mountain Theater Alliance (MTA) is staging a production of Ken Ludwig’s Be My Baby. The romantic comedy captured Broadway audiences with its story of a crusty Scot and stuffy English … READ MORE »

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Way, Way out of My Comfort Zone

I live alone and the evenings are sometimes long here in the village where everything closes at 8 p.m. Almost for a goof, I tried out for a role in the play that Mountain Theater Alliance was mounting for Valentine’s … READ MORE »

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Stuck Holding the Poop Bags

I’m supposed to be a full-time writer. Yeah, right. My poor dead husband used to say I have a helium right hand. At every opportunity to give my time away to some good cause, my hand involuntarily rises in the … READ MORE »

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Writing Your First Mystery

At the direction of my good friend, Judith Cassis, who is a professional writer and marketer, I have just finished three eBooks of about 10,000 words on the topic of writing your first mystery. Have I revealed secrets known only … READ MORE »

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The Writer as Watcher

Writing police procedurals as I do, I read a lot of police procedural fiction because I enjoy it. It’s not as if I want to imagine myself in the role of the first on scene investigator. Imagine the stress of … READ MORE »

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