If there’s one thing mystery writers hate, it’s having old decisions kill new ideas. Leslie Meier, author of the Lucy Stone Mysteries, keeps a box of index cards listing all the inhabitants of the fictional Tinker’s Cove, Maine.
Next, begin reading the green and lining up putts as soon as you reach the green. Don’t wait until it’s your turn to putt to start the process of reading the green. Do it as soon as you reach the green so that when it’s your turn you can step right up and putt. Never delay making a stroke because you’re having a conversation with a playing partner. Put the conversation on hold, make your stroke, then pick up the conversation again. If using a cart on a cart-path-only day, take more than one club with you when you walk from the cart to your ball. Getting to the ball only to find out you don’t have the right club is a huge time-waster on the Bushnell golf rangefinder with gps course.
Bud Haney and Jim Sirbasku discuss how to know your goals and focus upon them in the book 40 Strategies for Winning in Business. They provide a description of the Chipmunk and the Antelope. In the example, a lion will remain focused on the antelope. The antelope will satisfy his hunger for weeks. The chipmunk would only be a snack. Focusing on long term goals and designing steps to achieve them will keep the goals in sight. Celebrate progress towards your goals.
Writers can take many steps to improve their chances at series success. Not only does your book need an original concept and characters, it must also reflect qualities expected of all series. It’s not easy, but with careful planning, you can give readers what they crave. Here are 10 tips recommended by established mystery series authors. Use their advice as a blueprint for crafting your novel, or as a checklist to evaluate your completed draft.
Often, the author’s vocation or hobbies trigger a hook for a series. Deborah Donnelly, author of The Wedding Planner mysteries, stumbled onto her hook accidentally.
BBQ Apron–much as men like beer they also like to bar-be-que so why not give them a gift that they can use for the rest of their life when they are doing this activity? A bonus to this is you don’t have to just use the logo from the link; go to the main page and see if the apron is available with whichever logo you like best. This apron will run you about $20 per person but it is something they can and probably will use on a regular basis.
There are also delivered gift baskets that focus on that beloved thing called food. These include such that specialize in tasty edibles that are Italian, spicy, or gourmet. Others can be overflowing with chocolate, coffee, tea, snacks… and a host of other comestibles pleasing to the palate.
At every moment try your best to make her feel to be your center of attention. Be warm, protective and friendly but don’t scare her by being very close no matter how much she attracts you. After spending an hour or two at the coffee shop, take her to her favorite restaurant for dinner or take her for bowling if she said she loves it. This will definitely work as breaking the ice between you two.