Five elements of romance fiction (Story series-Part 4)

Guest post by Sherri Ellerman ========== From Rick: Sherri Ellerman has been a very active member of Silver Pen since she joined several months ago. Aside from her activities and work at Silver Pen, she recently became the flash fiction

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A guide to writing short stories and fighting dragons

by Brandon M Johnson From Rick: This week’s delightful and advice-filled blog post was originally submitted as an article on writing to Silver Blade magazine. Unfortunately, that magazine recently changed its editorial polices and no longer accepts such articles. However,

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Forensic fun with fingerprints–Part 1

From Scott: The television show CSI has moved fingerprint investigation into the forefront of many stories of crime fiction. It seems like on every episode of the popular TV series, the investigators magically uncover a fingerprint, and thirty minutes later

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Police procedures at death scenes–Part 5

From Scott: Last time, our discussion on death scenes included suicides, accidental deaths, and natural deaths. In this week’s blog, we’ll take a look at questionable deaths and homicide scenes. The questionable death scene is a difficult one. Often, there

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