Motivational Moments…for Writers #41

Be certain you tie up all your loose ends.  I am writing another true crime mystery. I was knee-deep in blood in the lobby and elevator car of my detectives’ latest case.  The tiny dog had survived the barrage of bullets but his owner did not. Bodies are loaded up for transport to the ME’s morgue, CSI is working the scene and….okay…what do I do with the dog?  

While you’re writing (and rewriting), be aware of your loose ends. Have you resolved all of them?


“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people,  then you are a writer.” ― Ernest Hemingway


“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”  ― G.K. Chesterton

“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.” ― Louisa May Alcott


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