Fiction Writing

Learn about the characters and story-lines, and some struggles, in writing Chris’ first fiction, “Life Out of Death at Potter’s Bench Greenhouse” (working title).

Creative Writer Friends Share Elevator Thoughts

Diggin for the story. A post about my fiction work from my writer-friend, Diane Laney Fitzpatrick.…
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Five Things About My Current Fiction-Work-In-Progress

Working title, Mushroom Hunter Dead by Poison at Potter’s Bench Greenhouse, is a cozy mystery with paranormal elements. [caption id="attachment_517"…
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Meow Matrimony Book Review

Meow Matrimony is part of the Fancy Cat Cozy Mystery series by Lisa Lickel. (Book cover…
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Meeting a Greyhound Turns into Character Research

I was searching for a new character for my fiction. Then I met a greyhound dog. Then I met his…
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Meow Mayhem’s Book Review

Meow Mayhem was published by Prism Book Group. Meow Mayhem is number one in the Fancy…
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A Hole in My Heart

Philip Martin was the welcome sign. It seemed easy for him to walk up to a stranger, say hello, and…
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Meow Mistletoe Introduces Fancy Cat Series

Cozy Mystery Meow Mistletoe Here is a cozy mystery, the characters I fell in love with…
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Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp

What Did I Learn at Writing Camp

Writers and editors gather at week's end in 2018. (Photo credit: Amy McNeil) I attended for…
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Breaths Spirit Back at Potter’s Bench Greenhouse

  Heaven “A place where all the animals you’ve ever loved run to greet you.”          …
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Jimmy Moon

The character Jimmy Moon is Gavin Doyle's  Newfoundland dog. He is 150 pounds of fluffy black that stands atop webbed…
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Potter’s Bench Greenhouse – Location Location Location

Readers may think Potter's Bench Greenhouse is as much a character in the story as any person, dog or cat. …
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The Irish Backstory

I met Mary, the librarian, at The Irish Cultural & Heritage Center of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee a few years back.…
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