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Hank, you are so inventive! Since your books are great, it clearly works!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on A novel's hardest part at My Weblog
Kait, I've had to get rid of my first opening, too. But I figure that's fine if it gets you to where you need to go. I'm glad I'm not the only one who suffers openings.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on A novel's hardest part at My Weblog
Kathryn, while the middle isn't my hardest part, I feel my way through middles, too, so I do understand where you're coming from. But it sure feels good when you get past your hardest part, right?
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on A novel's hardest part at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri In a recent interview for an online magazine, the interviewer asked me which part of a novel I found the hardest to write. I could have interpreted that “hardest part” in a variety of ways. I could... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri Malice Domestic 2015 starts today! I wish I could be there, but, sadly, I won’t make it this year. The best part of any mystery convention is always catching up with old friends, and especially, making sure... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at My Weblog
Susan, I'm so sorry! A census is the one "survey" it's important to fill out in detail because that determines how government money is distributed. Bummer!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog
Hank, I always wonder if anyone ever wins those promised prizes, too. I suspect that's all a come-on to get us to provide them with information.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog
Elise, I'd forgotten about the doctors, dentists, and car dealerships. You're right -- they're sending them, too. You're probably right about not filling them out as well. If we're not on their radar, they can't continue to harass us.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog
Karen, they may have started out on the right footing, and maybe companies like Cincinnati Bell did use them well, but it doesn't seem like we're seeing that today. They have become as abusive as spam. If you send the envelope back empty, they may send you more!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri Sister Femme Elaine's recent post (Be Well) really struck a cord with me. The hoops major corporations make their employees jump through annoys me to such an extent, I need to rant about it, too. The craziest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at My Weblog
Welcome to the Femmes, Shannon. Locale is important to me, too. We came to Sedona and the Verde Valley in Arizona ten years ago, and we're still thrilled we did. Thanks for being with us today.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2015 on Location, location, location at My Weblog
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Posted by Kris Neri Today, I'm happy to welcome to the Femmes Fatales my friend, Shannon Baker. Shannon is the author of the Nora Abbott mystery series from Midnight Ink, a fast-paced mix of Hopi Indian mysticism, environmental issues, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at My Weblog
Elaine, I'm so happy for you and Don and Mystery! Our dog Annabelle has been in remission from lymphoma for five years now. Her only side effect was to lose eyelashes that grow so long, we have to cut them. But they grew back. We put the treatment on a credit card that we're still paying off, but we're not sorry. Every day is a miracle. I'm glad you're having your miracle, too!
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on The 12-pound Victory at My Weblog
Catroina, you're right. We do need to make dialogue approximate the way people actually speak. And starting a sentence with which -- what a fresh choice!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Charlaine, I'm not sure I could write a whole book without "just," but I think it would be good for me to try. But you're right -- people do say it, so we need some uses for dialogue at least.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Peg, I often over-qualify in my first draft and I have to be more direct in the revision, such as using a bit or a little bit, too. I'll check out MyEdit - thanks for telling me about it.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Hank, thanks for reminding me about shrugging and grinning -- I always have to take out lots of those, too.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Kait, I must confess a fondness for "even," too. I'll checkout Auto Crit, which sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing that.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri Most writers strive to rid their writings of clichés. We struggle to produce the freshest writing we can, creating unique descriptions that will leave our readers in awe of our prose. Yet despite working to create the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at My Weblog
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I had no idea about the throat flapper, but that sure makes sense. I've had dogs that can cheek a pill, but they can't expel them like a cat. We find pills around the house, too. My Maine Coon Philly has to take half of a prednisone tablet every day and an antihistamine. My fingers are shredded from being bitten. I might try the pill gun, but I'm not sure if Philly would eat the caps. I've been burned on so many foods I've tried for him. Chicken, cheese, Greenies -- none work.
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by Kris Neri What kind of holiday shopper are you? Before I started working in retail, I was only vaguely aware of the differences. Now, since I deal with all of them, the various types are crystal clear to me.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at My Weblog
Ewww, I think I'm gonna be sick. Reading this makes me feel I showed restraint with the traditional Thanksgiving meal I ate instead.
Chris, I love Veronica's relationship with her father, too. His trust of her ability to handle things teens normally don't is reminiscent of Nancy Drew's father's trust of her, only in a more contemporary, more dangerous world. Love Backup, too!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Alyssa, being in season 2 now, I also agree that season 1 is the best, but I'm still loving it. I also couldn't resist watching the movie, even tough I'm not through with all the episodes. But I plan on re-watching after I finish. I'll probably re-watch everything.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Alyssa, being in season 2 now, I also agree that season 1 is the best, but I'm still loving it. I also couldn't resist watching the movie, even tough I'm not through with all the episodes. But I plan on re-watching after I finish. I'll probably re-watch everything.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog