Dennis Coslett

I am a writer and novelist. Welcome to my blog and website. Here, you can learn what is going on in my life and in my writing career.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wrote an entirely new chapter today. In it, my private investigator character fights off some muggers using a cup of coffee and a briefcase, plus his knee. It's fun to write a fight scene that is not the traditional boxing. Writers writing fights scenes should remember: the only place where a fight is fair is in the ring. There are rules there.

If your characters approach fights with a streetfighter's mindset, you can make your fights more interesting.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I am revising a novel called False Witness. I am revising and updating it with an eye towards electronic publication. It features my series detective, Charlie Rowe, in a case involving the stalking and abduction of a Twin Cities TV news reporter. As he investigates, he discovers that the truth is not what it seems.

This is the second novel in what I hope will be a series. The first, Taylor Made, is waiting copy editing.

When False Witness is ready for copy editing, I shall work on another WIP, Those Who Have Not Swords

I hope to be able to publish several novels on on the Amazon Kindle before the end of the year.

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About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.

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