Author Archives: MDWiselka

Will I Ever Learn to Love Again?

A writing a book is like beginning a love affair. We fall quite haplessly in love (and lust) with our heroes and heroines. Then suddenly the romance is over and we have to let go, move on, begin again. As … Continue reading

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Dark Brethren Series Book Trailer

The Dark Brethren series Plus a peek at upcoming covers! by

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Too-Hard-to-Get Gertie

“It’s hard to get snow in July; It’s hard to get genuine rye; But gettin’ Gertie is a job that’s harder yet. The greatest sheiks sadly confess, They’ve tried for weeks without success; The boys are calling her ‘The girl … Continue reading

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Character Kryptonite

Too many writers rely upon misunderstandings and past baggage to keep their (seemingly perfect) characters from their (possibly undeserved) happiness. A character with a physical flaw can be far more interesting, if handled properly. The illiterate man who is trying … Continue reading

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Where’s Ringo?

I was reading a thriller from the late 90s (name of novel withheld to spare the author). The villain of the story had two children, a daughter of 13 and a son of about 10. The son, Ringo, is mentioned … Continue reading

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FREE Short Story: My One True Love m/m

MY ONE TRUE LOVE WE ALL KNOW OUR DAYS ON THIS EARTH ARE NUMBERED. But few of us our fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to know the day and hour of our deaths in an advance. One weekend in early September … Continue reading

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Craig’s Wife

If you aren’t familiar with Craig’s Wife, a 1925 play by George Kelly, then stop reading this post and check it out. Otherwise, read on. Craig’s Wife is a wonderful example of what an author can do with a short … Continue reading

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Showing the Passage of Time

In a perfect world, your story will take place over a very short span of time. The reason being, the faster things happen, the more exciting the narrative will be. This is why shows like 24 work so well. The … Continue reading

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The Most Boring Topic in the World

What is the most boring topic in the world? Weather. Politics. Traffic. Actually, no. It’s YOU. You are the most boring topic to others. Don’t bore the readers of your blog (or any other piece of writing) by trying to … Continue reading

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When Good People Do Bad Things, or How the West was NOT won

Recently finished a Western called The Valley of the Dry Bones by Arthur Henry Gooden (1945). I have never read any of Mr. Gooden’s other books, but The Valley Dry Bones began with an amazing protagonist. From the first page, … Continue reading

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