Lynda Filler

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2022 I'm currently in Istanbul, Turkey an amazing city for a writer who sees plots everywhere. I left Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a town of hot humid days and sultry passionate nights, in early 2019 to travel the world. Istanbul was a two-day layover in a multi-country trip of several months. But I fell in love with Istanbul and a Turk. After I used up all my one-way tickets, I let my heart lead the way and came back to Istanbul. CAFE CONFIDENTIAL is that story!

I write spy/mystery, romantic suspense, memoir, and poetry. I've been accused of writing based-on-real-events-and-character stories in my Code Raven Series. I will definitely admit that there are a few real-life characters and events in each one of my books! But

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Lynda Filler I love this question! All my fictional writings have basis in my own life. It would be entirely too dangerous to explain precisely which parts.
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That's a great question (as Miss America would say while she ponders a respectable answer). I received criticis…more
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That's a great question (as Miss America would say while she ponders a respectable answer). I received criticism on my first JET-Exposed book about editing. More typos possibly. I'm not sure if it was valid but it was nasty. The funny part about the review was the reviewer's grammar was atrocious. However, what I learned from it is it's human nature to hear 5 great things and accept them, but the one bad makes your head spin.
I read some terrible reviews recently on a new book by a super successful author. Most reviews were 5 star but this one said it was time she stopped writing. Her tired old storyline is overdone and pathetic... or something delightful like that. You have to laugh.
Russell Blake said if the reviewer is correct and it's technical, fix it, and move on. (less)
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