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Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing

TODAY’S QUOTE “Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” Andrew Sullivan MY THOUGHTS Having been extremely sedentary all my liffe, I wouldn’t know the first thing about extreme sports or athletics. I can’t make any comparisons or draw any parallels there. Free form, yes; your blog … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words

TODAY’S QUOTE: ” I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it , until it begins to shine.” Emily Dickinson. MY THOUGHTS I chose this quote as a challenge since I cannot seem to relate to it, having never chosen my words with any particular care.My words are generally meant to convey … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words

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Blogging Insights — New Format#38 — experience

TODAY’S QUOTE; “In order to write about life first you must live it.” Ernest Hemingway MY THOUGHTS: Many people write about their experiences and this makes for very interesting reading both in fiction and in non fiction. Yet the “must” portion of the above quote does not follow. Writers can and do use their imaginations to create alternate realities that have nothing to do with … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format#38 — experience

Blogging Insights — Interaction

Blogging Insights returns today after a month’s hiatus. I posted almost daily for theA to Z Blogging Challenge 2022 last month and couldn’t keep up with my prompts. So here goes : TODAY’S QUOTE “I believe the term “blog” means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.” – Michael … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Interaction

“Z” is for Zero — A to Z Blogging Challenge

Zero can be considered the point at which a crime occurred. It may be murder, kidnapping, assault or theft. The point in time at which it took place is most important both in real life and in fiction. This zero hour or zero point is the moment in time when the investigation begins. Events leading up to it , also called the backstory, must be … Continue reading “Z” is for Zero — A to Z Blogging Challenge

“Y” is for whY

Why are detective stories the most popular genre in fiction? What makes them so popular? Escapism Crime fiction often has a faster pace than other genres. You can lose yourself in a page-turner and forget everything else. Puzzle solving Detective stories with their clues, alibis and red herrings pose a mental challenge. You might enjoy the intellectual puzzle and try to solve the mystery. Human … Continue reading “Y” is for whY

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“X” is for uneXpected — A to Z Blogging Challenge

Something readers of crime fiction expect from every book in the genre is one or more plot twists. The unexpected occurrences over the course of time keep you turning pages until you reach the end. Of course, you expect the author to come up with plausible explanations for the twists and turns in the plot. Continue reading “X” is for uneXpected — A to Z Blogging Challenge

“W” is for Weapon — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

Conventional weapons can be firearms like pistols, revolvers, shotguns etc. They can be the sharp edged kind like daggers, knives and swords. When there is an intention to wound or kill , any object if sharp or heavy enough, can become a weapon. Detective novels as well as true crime stories show you how creative people can be in their choice of weapon. Let’s not … Continue reading “W” is for Weapon — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

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“V” is for Victim — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My theme for this years A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction. My topic for today is VICTIM The identity of the murder victim is the first thing that needs to be established in a murder investigation. The victim’s backstory, personality, hopes and fears are all pointers towards the murderer’s identity and the motive for the crime. Continue reading “V” is for Victim — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

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“U” is for Unsolved Mysteries — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge this year is Elements of Crime Fiction. My topic for today is UNSOLVED MYSTERIES Certain intriguing events occur for which there is no logical explanation exists. They remain unsolved despite the best efforts of authorities and individuals. The disappearance of author Agatha Christie for some days without explanation is one such occurrence. To this day fans … Continue reading “U” is for Unsolved Mysteries — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022