JJ Marsh
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Words Worth

Conversations I Did Not Have This Weekend Me: Hello Herr Scheiber, we’d like a firewood delivery before the winter sets in. HS: Of course. Is Monday morning OK? Me: Perfect. By the way,

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From Little Eggcorns …

As a author, I’m fascinated by language. Judicious choice of words lead to the right effect; to wound, amuse, provoke nightmares, yield an insight or offer comfort. The right words are magical.

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Crime: Cozy or Cruel?

Over the weekend, I had a few surprises from readers. One was disappointing. Somebody returned a Beatrice Stubbs Boxset for a refund. “Nothing in the description said it was an R rating.” An R

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How To Write A Killer Blurb

Guest piece for Words with JAM magazine by yours truly, on magic book descriptions that work. http://www.wordswithjam.co.uk/2017/01/how-to-write-killer-blurb.html Ten steps. Five of which happen before you even begin to write.

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Small Things

And how they make a difference to art and life. (I hereby win most portentous subtitle of 2016) Today I finished the manuscript and immediately started over. As we’re amongst friends, I can

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