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June Interviews

6/02 Terrie Moran, Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

6/09 Connie Berry, The Art of Betrayal

6/16 Kathleen Kalb, A Final Finale or A Fatal First Night

6/23 Jackie Layton, Bag of Bones: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery

6/30 Mary Keliikoa, Denied


Saturday WWK Bloggers

6/12 Jennifer J. Chow

6/26 Kait Carson


Guest Blogs

6/05 Samantha Downing

6/19 Lynn Johanson













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E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez. It will be released on June 21st.


Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).


Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!


Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.


Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.


Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!


Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.


KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!


Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Writing Tips from Kurt Vonnegut by Warren Bull

 


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7 comments:

Jim Jackson said...

Having read a most (all?) of Vonnegut's novels, I'm not convinced he put into practice his last piece of writing advice. Either that, or I wouldn't have been the right person to replace what the cockroaches ate.

Annette said...

Jim, I was just thinking the same thing. And as a writer, I agree with all but that last bit of advice too.

Kait said...

Vonnegut was a fascinating man. Great advice, all but the last...wonder if he had his tongue firmly in his cheek when he wrote that one.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

No cockroaches and nothing except slivers of backstory for me.

KM Rockwood said...

I have a feeling Vonnegut saw the ending of his stories so clearly that it never occurred to him that the reader might not.

Susan said...

I still have a letter from Vonnegut, framed and hanging in my living room. He sent it when I successfully defended keeping “Breakfast of Champions” in our high school library. A lifetime ago—when I was a teacher.

Debra H. Goldstein said...

Great points... though I think the cockroaches usually eat most authors' works before they get to his last point.