14 12, 2020

Why K E Coburn?

2020-10-27T12:43:10+00:00December 14th, 2020|Inspiration, News|Comments Off on Why K E Coburn?

I’ve been meaning to share this for a while, but haven’t got around to it so now’s the time! Some of you know that K E Coburn is my pen name. I decided to use one as I write contemporary romance under my real name [...]

5 10, 2020

The History of the Sleuthing Club – Part One!

2020-09-14T09:41:16+01:00October 5th, 2020|Inspiration, News, The Sleuthing Club|Comments Off on The History of the Sleuthing Club – Part One!

I thought it might be a good idea to let you know a little more about the Sleuthing Club and why I chose to write about it. Everyone loves a mystery! Like many others, I’ve always loved Golden Age crime fiction; Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh [...]

17 08, 2020

Behind the Scenes in my Writing Cave!

2020-06-26T09:53:02+01:00August 17th, 2020|Inspiration, The Novel in Progress|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes in my Writing Cave!

When I read polls about what readers would like to see on an author’s blog, behind the scenes stuff always come up first. I think we all like a sneaky peak into someone else’s life and to know if others are as messy/tidy (delete as [...]

10 08, 2020

Research Tip (No.3) – Prioritising sources for your best writing practice!

2020-06-23T09:56:29+01:00August 10th, 2020|Inspiration, Research Tips|Comments Off on Research Tip (No.3) – Prioritising sources for your best writing practice!

Having looked at a lot of writerly websites, a lot of authors share their writing tips, which can be amazingly helpful, but one thing I noticed was that a lot of them mention research but don’t necessarily share tips on this aspect of their writing. [...]

1 06, 2020

Summer Sleuthing Writing Prompts

2020-04-18T10:41:43+01:00June 1st, 2020|Inspiration, Writing Advice|Comments Off on Summer Sleuthing Writing Prompts

Sometimes, you can sit around and wait for inspiration to strike, other times you have to grab it by the scruff of the neck and shake it until it gives you something useful! In case you need some help this summer with either an idea [...]

11 05, 2020

My top 5 tips for writing cozy mysteries

2020-04-14T14:11:46+01:00May 11th, 2020|Inspiration, Top 5 tips|Comments Off on My top 5 tips for writing cozy mysteries

As a writer of cozy mysteries both short and novel length, I thought I'd share some of the top tips I've learned about writing them! Like everyone, I’m learning all the time and each story presents it’s own problems, but here are a few things [...]

4 01, 2020

Need a New Year Pick Me Up? Cozy Mysteries to Start Your Year with a Bang!

2020-12-21T10:34:51+00:00January 4th, 2020|Book Recommendations, Helena Dixon, Inspiration|Comments Off on Need a New Year Pick Me Up? Cozy Mysteries to Start Your Year with a Bang!

Did you whizz through your reading list over Christmas? Make a dent in your TBR pile? Well, I’ve got just the reads you need to top it up!     Murder in the Belltower (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 5) 1st February 2021 [...]

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