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1 /August/ 2018

Advice for New Writers

“I constantly collect tidbits of knowledge through my association with writers and editors. Following you’ll find ten suggestions that can help a young writer tone up his or her skills. ...." More »

Balancing Life and Writing

"I put family first and writing second. The rest comes along for the ride. I also cook healthy feasts on Sundays and we eat off of that every night during the week. Plenty of veggies, poultry, and fish. If the oil change in the car is a little overdue, or if my weeds aren't all neat and tidy as in my character Sam Moore's gardens (the creep is retired; I'm so jealous), or if the kitchen floor isn't shining...well, so be it. I've gotta write. I have no choice. Since you can’t get it all done no matter WHAT you do, make sure you carve out some time to be creative. ..."
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What They Say

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.”
― William S. Burroughs


Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.

Contact Aaron at aaron(dot)lazar(at)


by Aaron Paul Lazar, author of the LeGarde Mystery Series.










Illustration © 2006 GinELF


August 2018 - Advice for New Writers and Balancing Life and Writing
July 2018 - Using Emotions to Drive Your Next Plot: “It’s Over”
June 2018 - Motivation
May 2018 - Typing “The End”
April 2018 - How to Catch Those Pesky Typso Typos
March 2018 - Writing the Tough Stuff (Or Killing the One You Love)
February 2018 - Getting Mileage Out of Your Older Titles
January 2018 - The Ultimate Reward


December 2017 - The Power of Dogs
November 2017 - Cheap Therapy
October 2017 - So, Your Heart is Broken…
August 2017 - Your Preface: what it is, and when to write it

Voodoo Summer (LeGarde Mysteries Book 11)
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VOODOO Summer by Aaron Paul Lazar