Writing Beginnings

Writes of Passage is a collection of essays on writing from Sisters in Crime authors.WRITES-OF-PASSAGE-front-280x425

My piece, on finding a community (yes, that’s you guys,) brought up the end position. The publishers have asked us to write blog posts for them, and today is my turn.  The topic is beginnings, and part of what I talk about is the beginnings of the book I’m working on now.

Click over to the post, here.


  1. Diane Hendricksen on February 25, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I enjoyed your blog on writing. It made me smile, and I’m now looking forward to the book you’re currently writing that grew out your short stories.

  2. Pat Hathaway on February 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Very nice article, I enjoyed it very much. I have read all of your Mary Russell books (so far; I may have missed some of the short e-books that I was unaware of) and most of your Kate Matinelli books. but I really love the Russell and Sherlock stories. I sure hope Mary doesn’t really get killed off. I know she has to die some day because she was dead when the first book started, but I don’t think your editor would really let you finish her off. Maybe it will be a Richenbach falls situation and all of us fans will force you to bring her back. LOL Thanks for all the great stories.

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