Category Archive: Writing

Job not all fun and games

Liv McKay, party planner extraordinaire and main character in the Liv and Di in Dixie mystery series, is a guest today on Dru’s Book Musings. Click on the link to stop by and hear her account of a truly memorable day and, for a limited time, enter to win a signed copy of Death Crashes the Party. (http://wp.me/p3nHH-7xs) …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://vickiefee.com/job-not-all-fun-and-games/

The Write Kind of Music

So with the first book I didn’t particularly have deadlines—other than those I imposed on myself. And for most of us, it’s all too easy to ignore self-imposed deadlines or extend them indefinitely. Having worked as a newspaper reporter for many years, I work best under the thumb of a real, no-fudge-factor deadline. Now than …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://vickiefee.com/the-write-kind-of-music/

Cozy and Unashamed

My name is Vickie and I write (and read) cozy mysteries. Not a shocking admission really, but enough to garner me a disparaging look or comment on occasion from some writers and readers of other genres. In fact when I attended the Writers Police Academy in August, I sat next to a pleasant-looking lady at …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://vickiefee.com/cozy-and-unashamed/

Playing Cops and Writers

I admit to having a certain amount of Nancy Drew envy growing up, what with all her exciting adventures in crime solving. But this past weekend, Nancy Drew would have been jealous of me! I attended the Writers Police Academy in Appleton, Wisconsin. Law enforcement officers from different agencies, firefighters and emergency medical personnel train …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://vickiefee.com/playing-cops-and-writers/

How long did it take to write my novel?

Lots of people have asked how long it took to write my first book. I suppose that’s a common question posed to authors. I say it took all my life. Or, at least, it seems that way. I knew I wanted to be a writer in the fourth grade when my little essay on “What …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://vickiefee.com/how-long-did-it-take-to-write-my-novel/