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Join me at the Whodunnit Summit

During the month of April, Archer Hay will introduce the First Annual Whodunnit Summit–a social media event aimed at introducing our readers to the best new and up-and-coming authors in mystery, suspense, horror, and humor. Throughout the month of April 2019, our home page will serve as a launching pad for these authors and their creative works. Check back often for updates, giveaways, and more! A new author will be featured every three days!

I will be featured for the first four days and Precious Pearls my new release will be featured. Come over and see us there at > https://www.archerhay.com

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The Blue Cottage – Use of Words

word map

This word map was made from the final manuscript of the ebook. It lists the most prominent words. The bigger the word is shown means the more I used it to tell the story.

You don’t really realize what emphasis you give to words when writing until you do a word map. I am a visual person so use of this map is interesting and surprising for what is there and what is not.

One big omission was the words dead and death which I would have expected in a cozy mystery but its obvious they are not words I like to repeat. That may be a physiological thing on my part. The other word missing was ghost but I may have used their names instead of referring to them as the ghost.

The main characters are showing prominently as I would have expected and the beach location was also there.

I liked writing this short story and this word map shows me about my writing style and my use of words. I hope you found it interesting too.

The Blue Cottage will be listed free on Amazon Kindle between 16 – 18 January 2019 if you haven’t picked it up as yet.


Update on Christmas Short Stories

I am sorry readers but I have misjudged how much time I needed to write three stories for Ghostly Christmas Stories so it wont be finished or published before Christmas now.

I have some good news though that I will be releasing a short cozy story called A FROZEN FATE which will be released on Amazon on Christmas week.

Here is the book cover:

A Frozen Fate

I will continue working on the short story compilation though in the New Year and you can follow the progress on My Book Progress to the right of the page.