Review a Book Badly: Cruel Zinc Melodies

Ghosts are the least of the theatre’s problem and the gumshoe learns not to trade coats with princes.   Cruel Zinc Melodies is the twelfth novel in Glen Cook’s fantasy noir Garrett, P.I. series, but the mysteries and plot twists are still new and unpredictable. Except maybe once – but for the twelfth book in …

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Methods of Plotting

Plotting. It’s the thing that every amateur novelist on the internet urges you to avoid during the month of November and every writing class tells you must have so carefully worked out, before you start writing, that your outline is more like an abridged version of the story and every time your characters start to …

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