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Play Clue with Nancy Bush: What could happen by the water?
Author Guest / June 26, 2016

Author Nancy Bush says her husband would live on the water, if he could. But Nancy? She’s the terra firma type. What could possibly go wrong in the water scene below in Nancy’s July romantic thriller, THE KILLING GAME? In Nancy’s version of the long-time favorite Clue game, she will send a surprise to the poster of her favorite comment on her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/nancybushauthor/   THE KILLING GAME by Nancy Bush Rafferty Family From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Bush comes a tense, intricately plotted novel of suspense, as one woman becomes the focus of a killer’s warped game of revenge and murder. The Rules Are Simple: It’s the ultimate test of strategy and skill. The killer chooses each opponent carefully, learning each one’s weaknesses. Every meticulously planned move is leading to a devastating checkmate. Because in this game, all the pretty pawns must die. First You Play Andi Wren is fighting to keep her late husband’s company safe from vindictive competitors. When she receives an ominous note, Little birds must fly, she turns to P.I. Luke Denton. But though Luke has personal reasons for wanting to take down Wren Development’s opponents, his investigation suggests this is deeper…

Nancy G. West | Training Bras: Myths And Realities Of Writing
Author Guest / June 26, 2016

I’m a writer. I know a lot of writers. I confess to you now that we all started in training bras, believed in myths and shunned reality. MYTH. Fiction writers are natural story tellers. If we’re Irish and sat on Grand Pappy’s porch during our formative years listening to tall tales, we might be natural story tellers. Otherwise, we have to work at it. People think we sit down, pour out our hearts, and a story takes shape. Wrong. We sit and pour, but unless we’ve studied techniques of writing fiction, the result is probably a muddled mess with unlikeable characters, a boring or illogical story, and a poufy- dust ending. (Training bra not producing desired results.) REALITY. We write a few stories that are pathetic. Then we start reading books on the craft of writing fiction and learn how to create memorable characters, generate suspense, write realistic dialogue, weave in backstory, fabricate plots and concoct satisfying endings. Here are some of the books we read, LINK with comments about why each book is valuable. (Bra has promise.) After we read these books and others, we pick pearls from each one that speak to us and devise our own methods…