Category Archives: Conferences

Start Spreading the News!

Maureen Milliken, Beth Kannell, Lisa Haselton, and Nancy Gardner have been warriors in working on this blog. Others of us contributed, and anyone is welcome to. This can and should be a place for conversation, for craft and marketing advice, … Continue reading

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Crime Bake registration is open!

It’s hard to think about November in May. I know, I know. You don’t want me to make you. But tear your eyes for a minute from those tulips sprouting out front and imagine the cold, dead trees, the wind … Continue reading

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No suspense here: Finder’s master class was a best-seller

Among the events for writers at the Crime Bake conference are the master classes — listening to successful writers talk about the craft is a great opportunity for those who are yet to be published get ideas on how to … Continue reading

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Blogging from the Crime Bake: “Not Your Mother’s Miss Marple: Making Series Compelling and Believable”

Point number one about Crime Bake: When you’ve been “visiting” with other authors all weekend, you quote them by name, as Roberta Isleib — today under her nom de plume Lucy Burdette — just did: “I love writing a series,” … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitching

Here it is, November 3rd, and Crime Bake is less than a week away. If you’re a new writer and new to Crime Bake, I think you’ll find it a wonderful opportunity to schmooze with fellow writers, attend workshops and … Continue reading

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A little taste of Crime Bake

I thought I’d share a taste…an appetizer if you will…of the annual New England Crime Bake mystery writer’s conference held in November. The 3-day conference offers several seminars and panels covering all aspects of the mystery genre. And every year … Continue reading

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Where does SinCNE Go From Here?

By Pat Remick Last night the members of your Sisters in Crime New England board converged upon Vice President Julie Hennrikus’ Somerville, MA, apartment — in person and virtually — to discuss where SinCNE should go from here. These Board conversations are … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Sign Up for Crime Bake

Crime Bake is 11 years old this year. I have been to every one save the first. This year I am even on the committee, which is an interesting new perspective on how this group of dedicated volunteers pulls off … Continue reading

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Mystery writers and readers – Crime Bake registration is open

If you’re a mystery lover and haven’t heard about the New England Crime Bake writing conference, I encourage you to read on. If you do know about Crime Bake, registration opened 6 days ago and we’re already almost 1/2 full. The … Continue reading

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Thank you Dana Cameron for Introducing Me to SinCNE

When I was first mucking around with writing a mystery, I took a class at Harvard Extension School taught by Abigail Padgett about the very topic. She was not a cozy writer, but three of us were. She spent a … Continue reading

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