Throwing Open the Vault: Tips for Writing a Heist

Most writers don’t naturally possess the best skills for a life of crime. We can’t crack a safe. We don’t have a clue how to forge documents. And we wouldn’t feel comfortable holding a gun, let alone pointing it at another human. That’s why research is often our best friend. The moment I decided to …
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Guest Post: Four Magic Words by Fiona Quinn

The Write on Sisters are thrilled to have Fiona Quinn with us today! Her “Thrill Writing” blog is one several of us follow. The wealth of information she provides writers of crime fiction and mysteries often includes information other genres can use as well. The fact that she is gracious and warm to her readers is just …
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Friday Inspiration: Historical Ephemera

One of the sources I love to tap into when I’m writing historical fiction is ephemera. Ephemera are paper objects meant to serve a short-term function and be disposed of at the end of their useful lifespan. Some of the many items that fall into this category are product labels, railroad tickets, dressmakers patterns and …
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