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Writing Tips from Author, Donna Huston Murray: The Best Advice You'll Ever Hear

Posted by Lisa L. on Friday, September 18, 2015,

I'm really excited to welcome author, Donna Huston Murray to my writing tips segment today. I met Donna at meetings for our local chapter of Sisters In Crime. She is so wonderfully gracious and kind and never gets annoyed with me for asking all kinds of questions. She is also immensely talented. I had the pleasure of reading her latest, What Doesn't Kill You earlier this year. It is truly fabulous. I love Donna's writing and to be honest, whenever I see her, I do have a little fangirl moment ...


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Writing Tips Part 3 from Author, Augustus Cileone

Posted by Lisa L. on Saturday, August 29, 2015,

I'm thrilled to welcome back author, Augustus Cileone to my blog today for his third post in my writing tips series. Today he will be discussing the allure of mysteries, a topic I find quite fascinating myself. Although this isn't a straight writing tips-type of post, I think it does speak to the issue of what draws readers, particularly to the mystery genre.


In case you forgot, here's a little bit about my guest: 




Augustus Cileone won the Dark Oak Mystery Contest sponsored by Oak Tree Press, f...


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Writing Tips from Author, Tony Knighton

Posted by Lisa L. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015,

I am super excited to welcome fellow crime fiction author, Tony Knighton to my blog today with his 7 Suggestions for Writing Crime Fiction. Tony is not just a Philadelphia resident like myself, he is a Philadelphia firefighter and a former Marine! (Thank you, Tony, for your service to this great nation and our great city!) I actually read about Tony in my local, neighborhood paper and reached out to him to see if he would do a guest post for me. He graciously agreed. Here's a little more abou...


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Writing Tips from Author, Marielena Zuniga

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, July 16, 2015,

I'm excited to welcome Marielena Zuniga to my blog today for the writing tips segment. She'll be talking about using meditation to help your writing. I personally really loved this post because I have a lot of trouble focusing and staying on task.



Here is a bit about Marielena:


Marielena Zuniga is a creative writer and award-winning journalist of more than thirty-five years. She has been a staff writer for newspapers and magazines and worked in public relations in corporate and nonprofit enviro...


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Writing Tips by Author, Sandra Carey Cody

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, July 2, 2015,

I am thrilled to welcome author Sandra Carey Cody to my blog this week with a fantastic post about plotting one's novel. Sandy is an amazing writer and a wonderful person. I hope you'll enjoy this post and then check out some of her work! 


Before we begin, here's a bit about your host:


Sandra Carey Cody was born and grew in Missouri, surrounded by a family who loved stories, whether from a book or told on the back porch on a Sunday afternoon. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, mov...


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Writing Tips by Author, K.A. Libby

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, June 25, 2015,

This week I welcome author, K.A. Libby for a guest post in my writing tips segment. Here's a bit about Ms. Libby:



“Beware the Sleeping Dog” is Karla Reidinger’s (k.a. libby) first novel. It hibernated as a tiny germ of an idea for years before she actually started writing the manuscript. Much like George Bernard Shaw's quote above she had an idea. She imagined its growing into a novel. She studied her favorite authors and learned how they developed the goals, obstacles and stakes for the...


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Writing Tips Part 2, Author Augustus Cileone: Using Your Experience in Fiction

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, June 18, 2015,

I'm thrilled to welcome back author, Augustus Cileone to my blog today for his second post in my writing tips series.


In case you forgot, here's a little bit about my guest: 




Augustus Cileone won the Dark Oak Mystery Contest sponsored by Oak Tree Press, for the novel, A Lesson in Murder, about homicides associated with a Philadelphia Quaker school. His second novel, Feast or Famine, a satire, deals with a traumatized man dealing with his Catholic Italian American upbringing in the 1960's and 19...


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Writing Tips from Author, Augustus Cileone

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, June 11, 2015,

I'm thrilled to welcome author, Augustus Cileone to my blog today for my writing tips series. Gus is a member of my local SINC chapter (Sisters in Crime). I can tell you that he is smart, interesting and accomplished. I'm excited to share his writing tips. Gus will be here today talking about building characters and next Thursday, he will return to discuss using your own experiences in fiction writing.


Here's a little bit about my guest: 




Augustus Cileone won the Dark Oak Mystery Contest sponso...


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Writing Tips from Katie Mettner

Posted by Lisa L. on Monday, May 11, 2015,

I am starting a new guest post feature on my blog. It is going to center around writing tips and writing advice. It will likely be irregular, but that's okay. I'll try to label each of the posts under Writing Tips so that once I've got a good store of them, you can just click on that and access them all.


For my very first Writing Tips post, I've invited the lovely Katie Mettner. Right now, she is promoting her novel, Liberty Belle on Kindle Scout. So you'll hear a little about that and then Ka...


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The Tag You're It Blog Hop

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, November 14, 2013,
Today, the lovely and brilliant Dana Mason tagged me in this blog hop/meme thing that's going around.  It's really easy.  Yay!  All I have to do is answer the following four questions and then tag 3 people.


(Pssst . . . if you haven't read Dana's books yet, please check them out here: Dangerous Embrace and here: Precious Embrace.  They are totally awesome!)

So here goes:

1. What are you working on right now?

Well, my third novel, Hold Still is in the hands of my very capable and very wonderful cr...

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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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Research

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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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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Something Amazing Happened! Now what? (Hint: a small giveaway)

Posted by Lisa L. on Thursday, April 19, 2012,
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If you've been around awhile, you know the title is a reference to my What If Something Amazing Happens? post which is still, oddly enough, the most popular blog post I've ever written. So yeah, I kept pulling that old rope and kept getting water dumped on my head until one day, I didn't. Instead of water, I got a publishing contract. Can't say WOOOO HOOOO enough! Thank you again, Sapphire Star Publishing!



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BIG, BIG NEWS!

Posted by Lisa L. on Monday, April 9, 2012,

I had so many titles for this post. This post I've been longing to be in a position to write since I landed my agent in October 2010. I thought of calling it: Delayed Gratification. *smirks* I thought of calling it: "And Then", a reference to my last Surviving Query Hell series post. But in the end I chose the old stand-by: Big Big News!


Hey, what's that?


No one ever talks about submissions. It seems to be an unwritten rule and I can see why--you don't want to tip your age...


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About Me


Lisa Regan I am a crime/suspense writer, author of Finding Claire Fletcher and Aberration, which are available now. I released my third novel, Hold Still in March 2014 which has been picked up by Thomas & Mercer. My newest release, Cold-Blooded is available now. This Blog is also available at www.lisalregan.blogspot.com for Blogger Folks!

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