So I Decided to Write a Cozy Mystery (Here’s Why!)

Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.

Scenes from a Hat: The Stories Around Us

I used to watch the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? In a segment called “Scenes From a Hat,” the host would pull slips of paper from a hat that contained random scenes suggested by the audience. The cast would then improvise these scenes, and of course, the comedians would turn them intoContinue reading “Scenes from a Hat: The Stories Around Us”

What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me

This past week, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to read the writing of several friends. One of these friends lives across the state, one is traveling through Australia at the moment, and the two others form my local writing group that meets every other week an hour from my town. DespiteContinue reading “What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me”