Browsing Archive: May, 2012

The Hardest Part of the Writing Process

Posted by Lisa L. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,

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Someone once asked me what the hardest part of the writing process is for me. It took me awhile to figure this out. I don't like revising as much as I like writing the first draft so my initial reaction was: revisions, of course! But no, sometimes revisions are fun and in the end, they are quite gratifying so I can't say that revisions are the hardest part of the writing process for me.

It's the second draft.


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Brick & Mortar

Posted by Lisa L. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012,

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Not sure I'll ever get used to bookstores--real, physical bookstores--being referred to as "Brick & Mortar" stores. I have been a voracious reader since the age of 4. Growing up, every single week I'd take my allowance and go to our local bookstore, Encore Books (where I later worked in college) and buy as many books as my allowance could get me.

I am a lifelong book hoarder. Somewhere in sto...

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Posted by Lisa L. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012,

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A very long time ago (or so it seems now!) I did a post celebrating my 100 followers in which I asked for suggestions for future blog posts. Sometime after that, I prepared this post and somehow never actually posted it. So I am posting it now. It is in answer to the very original J.C. Martin's suggestion for a blog topic:

I'd like you to talk more about your process when writing a crime nove...

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H is for Hoopla and Other Cool Stuff

Posted by Lisa L. on Monday, May 7, 2012,

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Are you having A to Z Challenge Flashbacks?

FYI: I'm still catching up on other writers' blog posts so please bear with me, people!

First, you'll note the blog's new look. I'm still playing around with the color scheme but I'd like to thank the lovely, talented and amazing Carrie Butler for my blog header! Also check out my website to see the photo/slogan she did for my header over the...

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When Critiques Go Wrong: Are We Talking About The Same Book?

Posted by Lisa L. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012,

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So last year I was critiquing for someone and I gave her my usual disclaimer which goes a little something like this:

Please keep in mind that my suggestions are just that, suggestions. I am only one reader and also, you are the writer and ultimately you have to make choices that YOU are comfortable with. Nothing I say is gospel, it is just one reader's opinion designed to get your creative juices flowing.

She said...

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About Me

Lisa Regan I am the author of Finding Claire Fletcher, Losing Leah Holloway, Kill For You, Hold Still, Cold-Blooded and the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series (Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave). You can email me directly at



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