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.

Should Authors Give Away Writing Secrets?

Wow, was I befuddled when I attended my first writing conference years ago. I didn’t have a book published. I didn’t know anyone. Yet, everyone else seemed to be “someone” or be on a best-seller list somewhere. I wanted to … Continue reading

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NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN SALUTE FILM INDUSTRY

364 days of sunshine, tax incentives, and jaw-dropping scenery add up to a perfect union between New Mexico and the film industry. The 2019 conference of New Mexico Press Women saluted the film and media industry at The Canyon Club … Continue reading

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Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2018

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TWO KIRKUS, STARRED REVIEWS

Madcap characters proliferate. Some are good and protective, but others are as dangerous as rattlesnakes. Continue reading

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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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