Tag: crime fiction

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Writing a Novel with a Female Protagonist

The Inspiration for my Latest WIP by Chris Roy

by Chris Roy 1. I wish I had known the difficulties in writing first-person vs. third-person POV, female. The very first female character I created was in a collection of short stories titled By Hook or Crook: the criminal ventures of Razor and Blondie. The point of view was third-person, with Razor as the main […]

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting to Write Crime Fiction

Elka Ray

By Elka Ray 1) As a writer, your characters become real to you – they’re not “characters” but people. Killing people – even unlikeable ones – is emotionally draining; learning why they were targeted even more so. While my stories aren’t depressing, they have sad moments. If you want readers to understand your characters’ motivations, […]

The Emerald Musings “5 Things I Wish I Had Known” Series Begins in April

The Emerald Musings 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Series Begins in April

Greetings, Everyone! Since I’ve managed to get some wonderful guest post contributions over the years, I decided to go to the well again and see what I could get.  And you ladies and gentlemen certainly didn’t disappoint!  So, starting in April, we’re featuring a new guest post on every Friday that follows the theme of […]

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