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: https://www.amazon.com/Geri-Schear/e/B00ORWA3EU

Writing in the Eye of the Storm — or Hurricane


One of the things great actors have in common is an ability to focus.  They are able to hold their character even when they have people adjusting their makeup or chatting about other things. While he was filming Death in … Continue reading

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Truth and Fiction


There’s a woman who attends my local writers’ group from time to time. Let’s call her Alice. For several years she’s been trying to write her memoirs. Now and then she’ll finish a chapter and she’ll bring it to us, … Continue reading

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What to Leave Out


I thought I’d pulled a fast one at the writers’ group last week. For their assignment I challenged the gang to write a story no longer than 100 words. The people who sometimes claim they didn’t have time to finish … Continue reading

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Writing Down the Rabbit Hole


Like most writers, I love learning new things and I’m not picky about either the subject matter or the source of information. If something is new to me, I’ll read everything I can about it, delighting in the way new information … Continue reading

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Learning Editing from Brian Langan


Last Saturday I took the bus to Cavan and spent the day with other writers taking a class in editing from Brian Langan. Brian is an editor at Transworld/Doubleday Ireland, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He is also a published … Continue reading

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A Wizard Day at the Irish Writers’ Centre


When Una and Ana-Marie and Simon and I decided to go to the Open Day at the Irish Writers’ Centre, we knew we’d have a wizard time. Simon said we were just a dog called Timmy short of an Enid … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sherlock Holmes Pastiche


A pastiche is the ultimate method of honouring the fictional character of your choice. It is also a great way of learning the craft of writing. You already have a template of sorts to guide you, some familiarity with the … Continue reading

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