The Blue Cottage – Use of Words

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.

A Frozen Fate

A Frozen Fate has now published as an eBook on the Amazon store.

It’s the Christmas season and Travis is trying to find out what happened to his brother who had disappeared twenty years ago. If he fails, the mystery never gets solved, and he won’t be able to honor his promise to his dying aunt to find the truth.

If you like cozy Christmas stories and small town mysteries, you will love this short story.

Update: A Frozen Fate has now received a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite.

“It’s hard getting into the spirit of Christmas when everything around haunts you with sad memories from Christmas past. The characters are well developed and the compassion that still connects the two brothers is well presented. The plot progresses with multiple unexpected twists and turns, all with the reader hoping, along with Travis and Katie, that the mystery, once solved, will include a happy reunion of two brothers. Travis knows, deep in his heart, it’s a mystery he has to solve before Christmas.” – Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Reader’s Favorite

A Frozen Fate

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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.