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New Release! Marnie and the Edmund Fitzgerald

New Release! Marnie and the Edmund Fitzgerald

My latest underwater thriller is a real twister! Marnie, a traumatized woman who just had a bad break up of the mysteriously dead boyfriend kind finds herself in a hunt for whatever is lurking in the depths that enshrine the historic wrecked ship The Edmund...

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Contours and Shapes in Genre Fiction

Contours and Shapes in Genre Fiction

by Robert W. Walker, author of Under the Dead Man’s Hat, Vampire Dreams & 80 other titles There are steps a young writer can take to improve the contours of a story overnight. There are skills that can be taught and understood in teachable moments about writing....

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How I arrive at the 6th Sense in Setting Scenes

How I arrive at the 6th Sense in Setting Scenes

by Robert W. Walker Amid the clamor of writing, the sounds fill our heads—voices of characters, often clear, distinct and speaking in complete sentences or yelping in pain; then the clang of bells, the whisper of grasshoppers, the feel of a half-wild breeze and her...

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ALL HANDS on DECK, All Characters ACT

ALL HANDS on DECK, All Characters ACT

There are –not a good way to open a story, THERE WERE or THERE ARE…just saying. These are not rules but rather what I have learned over a lifetime of writing: Never start your story describing a sunset or a moonglow or a stand of trees UNLESS there is a dangerous...

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On Becoming an Artful Writer

On Becoming an Artful Writer

Martin Scorscese was awarded a special life’s work Golden Globe award for directing films, and his acceptance speech was a long eulogy to all those who came before him, all those he learned from and built upon. Ever watch a young artist at work? Go to any museum and...

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It’s time to clear the old bats out of your attic

It’s time to clear the old bats out of your attic

Robert W. Walker doesn't want any distractions around while you read DEAD ON. Not some whispering noises from above your bedroom ceiling, nor finger-nail scratches on the window pane, not even the scurrying of rats and bats in the attic. You need to concentrate, have...

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The Monster Pit is Published!

The Monster Pit is Published!

When you meet Det. Aubrey Hamilton, Jack Wiz Wiznewski, George GD Detweilder, and Reggie Plymale --- The Old Fart Squad of Chicago PD, you're going to 'fall' for their charming ways. The represent Chicago's Finest retired cops. Called back to duty to fight the...

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