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Dorothy Cannell and the Cozy Mystery
What exactly is a cozy mystery? It is a mystery that contains little violence, sex or bad language. The setting is normally a small town or village; the detective usually a woman. An amateur, the first crime she solves is one she stumbles across by accident.
Doomsday Picture Writing Prompts
Iím sure that by now you are aware of the rumor that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Do you believe everything will really end on that date? I donít, but this is an opportunity for you, as a writer, to create stories that depict the end of life as we know it.
Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day & Other Holidays
How many new friends will you make on Make a Friend Day? Will you use electricity on Be Electrific Day? Of course you will. Nearly everyone uses this great discovery just about every day. Do you own a white shirt to wear on White Shirt Day and why would you want to wear one?
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Dictionaries and thesauri are reference books that every writer needs to keep close by. A dictionary should be consulted not only to find the meanings of words, but also to check for their correct spelling. A thesaurus is used to find synonyms.
Dialogue Creative Writing Exercises
Many writers shy away from dialogue. This bunch of exercises will focus on improving the way you write dialogue, maybe even teach you not to be afraid of it.
Devil's Oven - a Review
Laura Benedict brings us another winner with Devil's Oven. This story is set in the Appalachian Mountains, a place that is full of all kinds of legends and possible creepy scenarios.
Anytime I read a story, I see it played out as a movie in my mind. Therefore, a writer is an artist who is painting a picture inside the readerís head. How many details are enough to paint a perfect picture?
Decision or Destiny - a Review
How much do the decisions we make affect our lives? Exactly how do they affect the direction our lives go in? If we take a wrong turn, can we ever find happiness again?
Death Cap, the Murderous Mushroom
Mushrooms have been used in many murder mysteries as a weapon of death. Exactly what varieties of mushroom cause death? Can they be easily recognized? How easy would it be for someone to commit murder using mushrooms? In this article, we take a look at the Death Cap mushroom.
Death by Honey
Honey is that wonderfully sweet and sticky substance made by bees using nectar or pollen collected from flowers. It is nutritious and is the only food that contains all the substances necessary to sustain life. How can someone become mad or even die from ingesting it?
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