Category Archives: Conferences

Overheard at Crime Bake

Our annual Crime Bake conference was just over a week ago, and we’re missing it already. We thought it would be fun to share a few highlights from the conversations, for those of you who missed it. And, so we can relive the … Continue reading

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Forensics, Anyone?

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Breaking news, this just in, and all that kind of stuff. Are you going to Bouchercon? Have you seen this? This is going to be the most fabulous session on forensics you’ll ever encounter—the amazing Jan Burke … Continue reading

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SinC New England Mystery Photo of the Week! March 17, 2014.

Thanks to Maureen “Mo” Walsh, Sisters in Crime New England has a stash of photos — some of which have become true mysteries with time! Here’s one from Mo’s collection; can you name the event, guess the date, or name … Continue reading

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Takeaways from YA panel at Crime Bake

During the New England Crime Bake conference a couple of weeks ago, I sat in on the panel titled “High School Murder: Writing the Young Adult Mystery.” Our own Julie Hennrikus moderated the panel that consisted of: Peter Abrahams (aka … Continue reading

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Pacing – a Crime Bake master class with Paul Doiron

The New England Crime Bake mystery conference for 2013 may be over, but the lessons learned can still be shared. I took Paul Doiron‘s (dwohr-ohn’s) master class “The Art of Pacing: And Then What Happened?” on Friday night. The other … Continue reading

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More tips for attending a writer’s conference

If you’re a writer, attending writers’ conferences can benefit your efforts to be successful. Conferences are offered throughout the country each year. Each is unique. You’ll find some that offer a little bit of everything for writers at every level. … Continue reading

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Prepping for “the Bake”… or any writing conference

Attending writers’ conferences can be fun and exhilarating. Cons can also be nerve-wracking, stressful, and overwhelming… if you don’t have a plan. I thought I’d share some tips for prepping for attending a writing conference — as I’m in the … Continue reading

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Crime Bake changing up ‘Meet the Agents’ with Page One critiques

One of the most popular panels as Crime Bake every year is the Saturday afternoon “Meet the Agents” panel. The panels usually play to a packed room. Make that two packed rooms. And it’s no wonder — every writer who … Continue reading

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Why do I kept going back to the New England Crime Bake?

By Judy Copek My twelfth year and the anticipation is still strong. How can that be? Many things: connecting with old friends, a whole weekend of talking about writing, thinking about writing, new ideas about writing, buying books, going to … Continue reading

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The Fast and the excellent: This week’s SINCNE good news

For our good news highlight of the week, we are thrilled to report member Kat Fast won first place in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2013 Short Story Contest. Kat’s story, “Ave Maria,” will appear in the anthology “Once Around the … Continue reading

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