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famous first sentences and what comes next
Those famous first lines — “Call me Ishmael.” “I am an invisible man.” “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” — all writers try for a memorable hook. After I wrote my best first sentence, and I think itContinue reading “famous first sentences and what comes next”
C.M. West Author Page on Amazon
We have an author page on Amazon where you can find all three short stories featuring intrepid artist-sleuth Tru James.
Having a great experience at PitchFest this year. Highly recommended. We’re learning a lot!
Catch The Fish That Got Away !
Now available on Amazon. Our short story True Colors made it into this book with 20 short mysteries. We couldn’t be more excited. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1479460826
#LBGQT Pride. True Colors
It is fitting that our story True Colors will be published in this anthology, The Fish that Got Away, during the month of PRIDE since it contains #LGBQT+ themes. It is another short mystery featuring the intrepid artist/sleuth, Tru James. A graffiti portrait of a missing teen girl snags his attention, and Tru delves intoContinue reading “#LBGQT Pride. True Colors”
Woman in Gold X The Maltese Falcon
+ If you have more classic tastes in mystery, this is the mashup I think fits the bill for THE PAINTED LADY
Here we go. Retweet if you like the pitch, we are hoping to get an agent talking with us. Twitter handle is @CrimefictWest. I have several pitch versions and here is one that’s currently pinned to my profile. From rusted warehouses of artist squats to glittering salons of collectors—the art world is murder. Struggling artist,Continue reading “#PitMad”