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Category Archives: Susan Spann
Dr. Watson, I Presume? The Importance of Killer Sidekicks
by Susan Spann, @SusanSpann Whether you write detective fiction, romance, historical novels or fantasy epics, a lone protagonist never receives as great a reaction as one with a well-developed supporting cast. Foils serve to reinforce and highlight the hero’s good (and … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Susan Spann Tagged killer sidekicks, mystery writing, Writers in the Storm, writing 43 Comments
Hunting Down A Sleuth: Creating a Crime-Solver Readers Will Love
by Susan Spann Sherlock Holmes. Jane Marple. Jack Reacher. Three famous names with something important in common … aside from the fact that each of them solves crimes in mystery or thriller novels. What is this common element? Readers love … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Susan Spann Tagged novel writing, Susan Spann, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft 22 Comments
CONTRACTS AND COPYRIGHTS
It’s Valentine’s Day and all of us at WITS want to send our heartfelt thanks to our guest bloggers and our amazing readers. Virtual chocolate hearts for everyone! by Susan Spann Even though copyright protection is automatic and attaches to … Continue reading
Do You Own Your Copyrights?
by Susan Spann Last month, I kicked off a new #PubLaw guest series here at Writers in the Storm with a brief look at copyright law and the rights it covers. When authors learn that copyright protection is automatic and … Continue reading
Posted in PubLaw, Susan Spann Tagged Claws of the Cat, copyrights, Publishing Law, Susan Spann, Writers in the Storm 12 Comments
A Heiry—and Sometimes Relative—Writing Problem
By Susan Spann For the past few months, my guest posts here at Writers in the Storm have taken a look at different aspects of the author estate plan. This month, we’ll finish the series with a problem every author … Continue reading
Posted in PubLaw, Susan Spann Tagged Susan Spann, Writers in the Storm, Writing Life 6 Comments
But What Does a Literary Trustee DO? (Part 1)
Today Writers in the Storm welcomes back guest blogger Susan Spann, as she continues her PubLaw series about your literary estate. If you’ve missed her previous instructive posts in this series, click on the title: How to Choose a Literary … Continue reading
Posted in PubLaw, Susan Spann Tagged Estate planning for writers, literary executor, PubLaw, Susan Spann, Writers in the Storm, writing 13 Comments