Tag Archives: “Jack the Ripper” “Shelly Dickson Carr” “Ripped-a Jack the Ripper” “Young-Adult book”

How Does a Busy Person Write?

Many writers say they need a place apart: an office, a room, a café . . . somewhere away from the bustle of daily life. I’m no exception. I briefly mentioned the Writers’ Room of Boston and the Boston Athenæum … Continue reading

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What’s Next

After I had written a healthy chunk of my first draft of Ripped, it was time to steel myself for getting other people’s opinions. My three daughters are my first readers; they made lots of helpful suggestions, especially when they … Continue reading

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Getting Down to It

Now that we’ve gotten the research out of the way, I promised a word—or maybe a few hundred—on my writing process. I began working on Ripped at the Writer’s Room of Boston and at the Athenaeum Library, both havens for … Continue reading

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Why a Mystery and Why London?

People have asked why I chose to write a mystery, why London,  and why so complicated? The short answer is I’ve wanted to write a mystery book ever since I fell in love with them as a girl. And what’s … Continue reading

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