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It's a Mystery to Me

by Eldred Bird

a puzzle

I love a good mystery. I think I was the only kid in my school that had a subscription to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine—in fact, I’m pretty sure about that. Raymond Chandler, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie were my role models.… Read the post

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Going Mobile? You Need a Mobile Media Kit.

by Eldred Bird

Photo illustrates Going Mobile with smart camera on tripod in foreground with sharp image of the three people standing out of focus in the background

One of the most effective tools we have at our disposal for getting the word out about our books is social media. There’s also no denying that images get more hits than text alone, and videos garner even more attention.… Read the post

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Five Writing Tips We Love to Hate

by Eldred Bird

While perusing the Twitterverse recently, I happened upon a question that caught my interest. Author Jeff Richards asked, “What is your LEAST favorite common writing tip?”

We all have that one piece of advice that makes us roll our eyes when someone feels the need to impart that particular kernel of wisdom.… Read the post

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Writing Locations as Characters

by Eldred Bird

Where we choose to set our stories is an important decision. It can inform everything that happens in the story, from plot points and character development to pacing and mood. For this reason, I like to treat my locations as I would the characters in my stories.… Read the post

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