Today on Mystery Mondays we welcome award-winning author Garry Ryan of the Detective Lane Mysteries and Blackbird Trilogy. Garry has some advice on making scene descriptions vivid. Here is what he has to say:
If you’re a writer, carry your phone. It has a camera. Use it.
Use it when you see something striking,
something out of the ordinary,
Keep a file of these photos.
When a scene requires an image,
it’s there for you to paint with.
Since 2004 Garry Ryan has published nine novels with NeWest Press. The second, The Lucky Elephant Restaurant, won a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. In 2009, Ryan was awarded Calgary’s Freedom of Expression Award.
Next week on Mystery Mondays we welcome Debra Purdy Kong.