Author Archives: Geri Schear

About Geri Schear

Geri Schear is an award-winning novelist, author of three Sherlock Holmes and Lady Beatrice books published by MX Publishing. Her short stories have appeared in a number of journals. For further information, see her page at Amazon:

Beyond Talent and Technique

Let’s say you have an eye for design, colour, and composition. Friends and family all say you have plenty of talent. You’re too modest to admit it out loud, but, yeah, you know they’re right. You spend a few years … Continue reading

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Seeking the Bubble Reputation

2017 is the 130th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. What an amazing journey it’s been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally … Continue reading

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Group Soup

Recently, a few of my writing friends and I got talking about writers’ groups and our experiences with them. Some of us have been members of a variety of similar organisations and assemblies over the years, and we agree that … Continue reading

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Take It to the Limit

In last week’s post The Second-Trickiest Question to Ask a Writer I briefly pondered this question: does art have limits? There are no easy answers, perhaps no answers at all, and I wanted to savour it a while. Over the past week, … Continue reading

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The Second-Trickiest Question to Ask a Writer

The first is, of course, the tedious, “Where do you get your ideas?” But the second is almost as tricky: “Who do you write for?” This is the question that separates the goats from the sheep… Or the professionals from … Continue reading

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The Small Bang Theory

Some time ago, we talked about dead or seriously ill projects. Today I want to look at the other end of the process: how are stories born? You’ve no idea how badly I’d love to jump up and say, “Like … Continue reading

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Coming to your senses: How to use sensory input to enhance your fiction writing

Stop. Close your eyes. Breathe. Now, listen. What do you hear? Listen. Really listen. What are the closest sounds you hear? Conversation? Birdsong? Rainfall? What sounds are further away? Children playing down the street? The hum of traffic? Now, inhale. … Continue reading

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