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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … LINDA BARNES

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:  What were you doing in 1987? It was that year that Aretha Franklin became the first female artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The first-ever anti-smoking ad, (featuring Yul Brynner) aired on TV, … Continue reading

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Organization & Accountability (Or the Tedium of the Mundane)

Somehow when we picture ourselves as “real writers” or better yet, “bestselling authors,” the vision is one filled with glitz and glamour. Exciting parties. Titillating conversation with other wordsmiths. Champagne toasts over brie, whirlwind book tours, and readers discussing our … Continue reading

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Crime Bake Master Class: from Diane MacKinnon

Anatomy of a Bestseller by Diane MacKinnon  At the start of New England Crime Bake 2013: 12th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers, I was excited to attend Hallie Ephron’s Master Class: Anatomy of a Bestseller. As a writer … Continue reading

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Meg Gardiner: Guest of Honor, Crime Bake 2013

[Just realized this post never made it onto the Pen, Ink, and Crimes blog … proving that social media can provide unexpected detours and “learning opportunities”! Hope you’ll enjoy it and make time to catch up with Meg Gardiner’s books … 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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Yoga for Crime Writers: AKA Corpse Pose

Crime Bake is a wonderful way to connect with writers, agents, editors, publishers and readers who love crime writing. But the annual conference also carries with it some baggage, in the form of physical and mental stress. Enter author and … Continue reading

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Resource for writers – live chats every Sunday night

If you’d look to meet published authors, connect with other writers, or just have something new online to do on Sunday or Wednesday evenings, I can recommend The Writer’s Chatroom (TWC). I’ve been a moderator for the past 5 or so … 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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Eat, listen and be happy

Very rarely do two such excellent things come together at the same time as they will Thursday night, when Walker Memorial Library  in Westbrook, Maine, hosts “Cookies & Crime.” Yes, you read that right. Cookies. And Crime. What’s not to like? … Continue reading

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