Author Archives: Char of inkydancestudios

About Char of inkydancestudios

Writer by nature and for the soul. Educator for life. Artist for love. Passion: All things good and true.

THREE ANNOYING MISTAKES MADE BY SOME WELL-KNOWN AUTHORS

Maybe this has been going on for a long time, and I just hadn’t noticed. During these last few months several of my favorite authors made some writing decisions that yanked me out of their stories and away from their … Continue reading

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CLUES FOR THE CLUELESS

How do clues work?  This question became one of my biggest worries when I started writing murder mysteries.  At a  conference last Saturday (hosted by Croak & Dagger, the Albuquerque Chapter of Sisters in Crime) Jan Burk, moderator of our … Continue reading

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IF YOU DON’T ASK . . .

IMPORTANCE OF QUESTIONS:  If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. If you want something, then ask because “no” is the worse thing that can happen.  Ask directions or you may never get there. Last week an author friend asked me … Continue reading

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SOUTHWEST WRITERS GET THE FACTS

An Interview with Author Charlene Bell Dietz In her search for “the parts of life that really matter,” Charlene Bell Dietz discovered “if you throw your heart and soul into what you care about,” the little things you fuss over … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH BEHIND WINNING

What do you think when you enter a contest? The answer depends on your personality: how seriously you take yourself, what you think about your work, and certainly your competitive nature. Me? I’m inclined to throw in a touch of … Continue reading

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Some Visuals for The Flapper, the Scientist, and the Saboteur

The Brown Palace Hotel almost becomes another character in my story during Chapter 14. For those of you who haven’t enjoyed the ambience of this magnificent hotel, here are some photos. Downtown Denver: This is the street between the former … Continue reading

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BOOK-LAUNCH PHOTO CELEBRATION

Several years after I started writing, one of my dearest friends said, “When this book gets published, I’m throwing a huge party.” She thought she had a couple of years to prepare. Eight years later, on June 12, 2016, she, … Continue reading

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