If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.

Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw

Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.

Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)

Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

10 Reason Not to Write and 10 Reasons to Write

Reason Not to Write
1. The sun is shining and I need the extra vitamin D.

2. There’s 8 inches of snow in the driveway and, if I don’t clear it away, robbers will think the house is abandoned.

3. I just noticed a layer of dust around my computer and under the wires leading to and from it.

4. There’s a nest of birds outside the window and the baby birds are learning to fly.

5. I can hear the weeds growing in the vegetable patch.

6. My critique group doesn’t like my protagonist and I’ve dug deeper into her motives than a psychiatrist who gets paid up front for digging.

7. My mother wants me to socialize more and learn to play card games.

8. It’s my turn to borrow the latest thriller by X and I have to return it fast for the next person in line or I’ll lose my library privileges.

9. I’m too tired after work and my mind is on pause.

10. I’m too tired at the weekend because the kids aren’t in school and my mind is hiding.

Reasons to Write

1. Some of the coolest people I know are writers. They’re sociable, kind, and generous.

2. If the computer is on the blink, I can use pen and pad and see how the different medium affects the creation of the story.

3. I love seeing my words in print, and why shouldn’t that happen for me with a longer work?

4. I have so many characters with giant internal problems that can only be fixed through story challenges.

5. Right now, this character I know has to come to terms with her pathetic excuse for a mother or the character will never let herself fall in love or consider having kids.

6. There’s too much violence going on and it has to be controlled in a murder mystery.

7. Lawyers have told me not to expect justice. Someone has to explore the concept of justice and wonder why so many don’t get it.

8. Nothing (well, almost nothing) gives me more pleasure than when, twenty minutes after I start writing, I’m really in contact with my characters and what they’re doing.

9. If I start a story and it keeps building, I can’t leave everyone in limbo. Both life and fiction have an end. (Did anyone understand the meaning of the TV show LOST? They’re all dead and in some kind of purgatory—was that it? It should have been a short story).

10. Giving readers a story and characters they enjoy is a goal worth meeting.

11. We’re into the reruns season on TV.

So, I’ll continue writing aware there’ll be days when I’d rather sit on the porch and chat, preferably with someone else.


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