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1 /March/ 2018

Writing the Tough Stuff (Or Killing the One You Love)

“For those of you who write fiction—novels, to be precise—have you ever written a chapter where you killed the one you love?

Of course I don’t mean your actual spouse or lover. I mean the wife, husband, or sweetheart of your main character.

I have. And it tore my heart out. That’s what I mean by “writing the tough stuff.” Sam Moore is very much like me, except he’s twelve years older and retired with enough money to putter around in his gardens all day.” More »


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.










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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
July 2017 - Writing from a Woman’s POV (when you’re a guy)
June 2017 - Coping Skills for Writers in Hard Times
May 2017 - Writing Love Scenes
April 2017 - How to Convert Your Properly Formatted WORD document into eBook Formats
March 2017 - Thanks, Downton Abbey, for Making Me a Murderer

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