random bibliography observation

It's been a very enlightening last few days as I wrapped up this website. Seems I've written a LOT of books, and by books I mean stories, whether novel length or novella or even shorter. I've forgotten character names from several, whole plots from others. I did run...

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writing: habits & plans

It seems this is the time of year to blog about writing plans. I saw three similar posts this week, and emailed a writing friend myself, outlining the stories I want to tell this year. Or not outlining, because that would be too much work, but I did bullet point them,...

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happy new year & John D. MacDonald for 2016!

This is John D. MacDonald's introduction to Stephen King's NIGHT SHIFT. I read this at the beginning of every year as a reminder of how hard I need to work and what I need to strive for every single day. Enjoy! I am often given the big smiling handshake at parties...

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switching the writing gears

One of the very cool things about developing and writing a suspense series that is a sort of ticking clock police procedural is that I have the best research source in the world: my police detective sister. She has been on the force eleven years, and worked several...

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one way to write them all

The hubs and I have written a book together. The idea was originally mine, but he turned it on its head and it became completely unrecognizable as as my concept. That said, I still got to influence it, and I thought it would be fun to toss the hubs into the frying pan...

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a new name and a new genre

In 2016, my first straight suspense novel, a police procedural starring a gutsy female detective, will be released under my name, Mica Stone, rather than my pseudonym, Alison Kent. Stick with me. It will be fun! And hopefully not too violent and gory!...

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