Posts Tagged "writers"


Thriller writers who use Twitter as more than a place for press releases Twitter is about connecting. Some crime novelists, however, clearly don’t write their own tweets. Other thriller writers openly declare that their account is managed by their “team.” I say humbug to this one-way-street view of Twitter. This list includes those who’re very much engaged and worth following: Connect with Harlan Coben Witticisms that seem to come...

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The 21 Sexiest Crime Novelists

The 21 Sexiest Crime Novelists


Posted By on Mar 18, 2014

Sexy crime novelists Killer good looks from writers who kill in their books Crime novelists are the sexiest writers. Of course writers aren’t noted for sexiness. Go to a reading by a “literary novelist” and you’ll either encounter an author who looks like a fat, drunk librarian or a pallid fifteenth-century inquisitor. But when you go to a reading by a thriller writer, the movies that’re developed from...

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Connelly builds more tension into The Scarecrow than 5 of his other novels What? The Michael Connelly novel you mustn’t miss is NOT one of his Harry Bosch books? No, it’s not even from his Lincoln Lawyer series. It’s the sequel to his 1994 novel The Poet.   In The Scarecrow (2009), Connelly reunites readers with Jack McEvoy, a reporter with the Los Angeles Times whose brother’s apparent suicide was at the heart of The Poet. The...

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Podcast: Yoga for Writers

Podcast: Yoga for Writers


Posted By on Jun 5, 2013

I use yoga and meditation to prepare myself for the mental and physical challenge of writing. I introduce this podcast by talking about the importance of yoga and how it helps to open a writer’s creativity, and to prevent fatigue from sitting for long periods. I describe several stretching techniques you can do throughout your writing day. Then I talk you through a 20 minute yoga practice sequence for you to follow along with...

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This is a guided writers meditation. Sit or lie down and listen to it. Do what I suggest in the podcast, and you’ll be meditating. I’ve used meditation techniques to help my concentration and to build my creativity in writing my award-winning crime fiction and historical novels. I’ve also found it transformative in my daily life. I hope you will too. The aim is to build concentration and focus so you will carve out...

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