Do Your Characters Worry About Money?

This post makes a good point, that most novels don’t deal with financial issues of the characters. The only modern exception I can think of is The Hunger Games, where the section Katniss was from was a poor town and she had to hunt and fish for meat.

A Writer's Path


by Andrea Lundgren

It’s a topic that, in real life, we think about more than we’d like to admit: how much we make, how much we can spend, and how we can make more money all has a place in our thoughts.

(And if we’re being completely honest, we’d have to say that making money from writing is partly why we’re so interested in publishing in general and writing blogs in particular, as we scour the internet to find out how to get published, when to get published, and what to write so our works sells well.)

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#Read about Guest #Author M Pepper Langlinais

A new author of Sherlock Holmes stories, and new emerging novels not part of Sherlock Holmes. Enjoy the reading.

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Manda PepperThe M stands for “Manda.” Or sometimes “Mandy.” And to my college friends, “Methos.”

I grew up in a house filled with Sherlock Holmes. You know, everything goes in cycles, and as I was around eight years old, Sherlock Holmes was back in rotation. My favorite movie was Young Sherlock Holmes, and my dad and I would watch the Granada series that starred Jeremy Brett. My dad was a big fan of Holmes, had not only a collection of the Doyle stories but a number of other books. The Nicholas Meyer books, of course, and then just random others. And I devoured all this, and watched the Basil Rathbone movies, and things like Without a Clue indiscriminately. So I guess it makes sense that I would later become the author of Sherlock Holmes stories.

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I wrote Mystery of the Last Line in 1999 as…

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New York Court Upholds Ruling Censoring Christians

We are living in a day when the government decides everything, and has been trying for years to even dictate what we are allowed to eat. I’m still waiting for that issue to hit the Supreme Court. Some people have rights; some people lose their rights. Please, come quickly Lord Jesus.


Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of the Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, New York, have lost in court once again.  The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department upheld a ruling imposing $13,00 in fines and damages and calling for them to participate in classes designed to educate away their prejudices against homosexuals.

But the desire not to participate in homosexual weddings is not nearly the same as a white person’s prejudice against letting a person of color eat in their restaurant.  Proscriptions against homosexuality are found in the sacred text of the Bible, in both Old and New Testaments, and are practiced by many world religions.

Here in the fifty-first state of Destin, our governor has gone before the people many times in recent years to affirm our sound reliance on the plain text of the constitution to guide our executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.  And…

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