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Shayla McBride

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The United States
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whatever I read last

Member Since
January 2013


When you try new things, not all of them work. But if you hadn't tried, how would you know? Which is why I've tried so many things (art student; business owner; metalsmith; lampwork glass artist; painter of houses, fabric and paper; and...ta daah!...writer) and that last one stuck. I love writing, I write every day, up to six hours. I also tried mommying and that was pretty much a success, but that's not in the same category as the other, is it?

Once, I thought I was a romance writer but killed off too many heroines so am now officially a writer of mystery, suspense, and thrillers. My motto is From Cozy to Carnage. I mostly like the carnage end of the spectrum as you'll discover if you read my books.

I'd always loved to travel (write every da
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Shayla McBride Assume you know nothing. When it comes to genre fiction, that is true.
Read about writing but know that all of it may not apply to your situation.
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Assume you know nothing. When it comes to genre fiction, that is true.
Read about writing but know that all of it may not apply to your situation.
Seek out and listen to advice.
Put your characters through the worst possible situations, remembering death is not always the worst that can happen.
Rewrite. Edit, Rewrite, Edit, Rewrite. Edit.....
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Shayla McBride OMG, lock-down is the worst possible time to write the end of a suspense novel. I can't concentrate, can only write in quarter-hour chunks. Have rewri…moreOMG, lock-down is the worst possible time to write the end of a suspense novel. I can't concentrate, can only write in quarter-hour chunks. Have rewritten the ending to Not Much Choice, the third Carl Tanner novel, twice and going for the third. Third time's a charm, I hope!(less)
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I hope you're keeping safe. Washing your hands (yes, mom). Wearing a mask. With one in five people never showing symptoms but still carrying the virus, a mask is not really for you as much as those around you.
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