May 9th, 2014

Dr. Watson, I Presume? The Importance of Killer Sidekicks

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Susan Spann | Writing Craft

by Susan Spann, @SusanSpann

Sherlock Holmes, mystery, writingWhether you write detective fiction, romance, historical novels or fantasy epics, a lone protagonist never receives as great a reaction as one with a well-developed supporting cast.

Foils serve to reinforce and highlight the hero’s good (and bad) characteristics, and also give the protagonist a chance to shine outside the primary narrative.… Read the post

August 19th, 2011

Mysteries and Me by Linda O. Johnston

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Miscellaneous

Welcome to another installment of Sensational Summer Fridays, here at WITS with Linda O. Johnston!

I write both mysteries and romances.  My mysteries contain romantic elements, and my romances contain suspense or mystery.

Why?  Because I love them both!

But there are, of course, other elements in mysteries besides relationships, or they wouldn’t be mysteries. … Read the post


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