What does it Mean to "Show Not Tell?"
A familiar axiom of writing is “show, don’t tell”. We hear it everywhere: from teachers, in articles, in writing workshops. For a long time, I had no idea what it actually meant. What do you mean, don’t tell? Aren’t we storytellers? My natural inclination was to sit down and tell what happened; hovering above my…Read More
Writer’s Block? 5 Ways to get Unstuck
We all have days when we sit down to write and the words flow fast and furious while our fingers race to keep up. But what about the days we approach our writing time with eager anticipation only to find that we have nothing to write? Our story is stuck. Our prose is…Read More
Which Point of View is Right for Your Story?
Who’s telling the story? One of the most important decisions you will make when writing a novel is which point of view to use. When we started writing together, we didn’t give point of view much thought. We defaulted to a third person omniscient point of view in our first book, CIRCLE DANCE. Over the…Read More
Writing Advice – Take it or Toss it?
Every year, I spend four days in New York with the best of the best in the thriller game. This year was my eighth Thrillerfest conference, and once again, it was illuminating, informative, and inspirational. The hardest decision to make during those action-packed days is what sessions to take when all the options are equally…Read More
How two sisters write together
Piper Reynard steps off the pages of THE WIFE STALKER to go Rogue!
Hello, I’m Piper Reynard direct from the pages of The Wife Stalker (which comes out on 5/19). I’m so excited to be here with the Rogue Women Writer’s! And although I don’t write books, I do write blogs and as an innovator who embraces new ideas and change, I consider myself a rogue woman too.…Read More
CrimeReads – The Rise of the Female Stalker in Fiction and Film by Liv Constantine
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The best book you ever received for Christmas
‘Tis the day for gift-giving and all of us (well, perhaps most of us) hope that we’ve chosen the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. We spent time in December browsing catalogs, searching online, and shopping at our favorite stores to find just the right present. You can probably think back over…Read More
Pen Pal Interview with Lisa Unger
Lynne Constantine: First of all, your book is AMAZING! I loved it so much that I didn’t want it to end. The characters were so well-drawn and the tension! So, for my first question: In THE STRANGER INSIDE, Rain struggles with what she sees as two conflicting desires: to be a good mother and to…Read More
Shakespeare Adored Rogue Women
Before suffragettes and feminism and Me Too, a man in the small market town of Stratford in England was creating strong female characters that rebelled against the limitations imposed upon them by men and society. They are most valuable studies in character development for the modern writer. Women like Lady Macbeth, Rosalind (As You Like…Read More