Category Archives: Writing Tips

Killer Nashville Schedule

I’ll be leading a couple of panels and participating in several others at this weekend’s Killer Nashville. Also doing a reading and several signings! Panels I’m Leading: Saturday 9:40 AM – 10:30 AM I Love You, But I’m Sacred: How … Continue reading

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The Freedom to Write

Today I shared a Fourth of July meditation about freedom and the writer over at the Classic and Cozy blog: https://classicandcozybooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-freedom-to-write.html  

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There’s Always Another Rung on the Ladder

When I first began writing seriously, many years ago, I dreamed of being published. That was the goal, the Grail, the thing all my effort was directed at. Then in 1988, I got “the call” from Avalon Books. The editor … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Amateur Detective

I talk about the issues with writing mystery fiction using an amateur detective. How do you make a civilian crime-solver believable in an era of law enforcement technological sophistication? See my answer here: http://www.catherinedilts.com/catherine-dilts—blog/karen-mccullough-and-the-challenge-of-the-amateur-detective

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The Gothic Romance Chapter of RWA

I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime, and have found a great deal of support for my writing and help over the years from those organizations and their sub-chapters. For several … Continue reading

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Blog Post on Query Letters

If you’re interested in learning about writing query letters: I’ve blogged on it at the Romance at Large Blog.  You can read the post here: Writing a Query Letter that Works

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