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The Making of a Hero in a Murder Mystery

There’s nothing better than a memorable protagonist in any story, but the good guy in a murder mystery is the one who saves the day by solving the crime and bringing the perpetrator to justice. As I develop storylines for … Continue reading

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Pharmacists as Protagonists: Is That Weird or What?

In pitching my debut novel to agents at writing conferences, I’ve gotten a few comments like, “A pharmacist as the main character?  Why?” or “Pharmacist turned vigilante?  Really?” I never thought of my main character as being weird.  I’ll admit, though, he … Continue reading

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I’m a Writer – But Am I “Aspiring”?

Oh, those labels we love to dole out, both upon ourselves and to other people.  And it’s not only in the publishing industry that we see this.  It happens all around us.  I started life as the “little brother” to … Continue reading

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