Tag Archives: “Janice Hamrick”

Dating in the trend zone

My idea of how a dating dialogue might go down given current trends in movies and literature… Werewolf with bondage issues looking for fat vampire chick with low self esteem and a tolerance for wet dog odor. Pet psychics need … Continue reading

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Re-post: How to Add Online Content Without Plagiarizing

I’ve always been nervous about adding pictures or tips from other websites or blogs. There are lots of stories about lawsuits and general nastiness. The blog at Posh Coworking addresses this issue with some great tips about how to do … Continue reading

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Messy is the New Creative?

I was thrilled to read a new study showing a causal link between working at a messy desk and being creative, because I can use it to rationalize what I’ve always considered to be a major personal failing. I’m not … Continue reading

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Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover?

How much does the cover of a book influence your decision, if not to buy, then at least to pick it up and take a look? Although we’d like to think otherwise, covers strongly influence our choice of reading.  Sure, … Continue reading

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Introducing the But-Fan

Most of the email I get is just lovely, but every rule has its exceptions.        

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Between the Lines

I decided to try my hand at another form of expression and put a few of my more humorous experiences into a visual form.  Take a look at my new cartoon and let me know what you think.

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The Inexplicable Thought Processes of a Mystery Writer

It dawned on me recently that mystery writers do not think the same way that normal …um, I mean other … people think. It’s the little things: scanning the local crime reports and feeling a little disappointed that nothing eventful … Continue reading

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Why We Love Crime Fiction Even Though We Hate Crime

Even when the headlines are not full of tragedy, it’s not always easy being a crime writer. I worry about the moral implications of contemplating violent death. I sat at my keyboard with tears running down my face while writing … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You

As many of you know, National Novel Writing Month (known affectionately as NaNoWriMo) is more than halfway over.  If you aren’t already familiar with the movement, participants of NaNoWriMo attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel during November. The goal … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

I love getting to meet people who have read my books – it’s one of the very nicest parts of being an author. But one topic comes up frequently and yet always surprises me. People ask me where I get … Continue reading

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