Tracking Red Herrings

I enjoyed my time fielding questions during my time as guest author during my time at The Writer’s Retreat.  One question about pacing made me think about how to use Darcy Pattison’s shrunken manuscript technique as a way to make sure that red herrings and clues are being distributed throughout the manuscript.  In that post, … More Tracking Red Herrings

Preparing Summaries

One of the challenges of promoting a book is figuring out how to descrbe it for various venues.  Peachtree was responsible for the following summary for the Library of Congress listing:  As the family gathers at her grandmother’s bed-and-breakfast for a murder mystery weekend, seventeen-year-old Jen confronts her ambivalent feelings about her mother, who disappeared … More Preparing Summaries