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Crime Bake Interns 2013!

Ryan and Marysa get a bit of help from the Crime Bake lobster as they greet evening arrivals on Friday.

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“Understand the whole crime”: at the YA Mystery Master Class!

At Crime Bake today, Master Class, “Writing the YA Mystery”: Peter Abrahams skipped deftly past trying to precisely define “young adult” (YA) versus “middle grades,” and dug into the heart of good mystery writing: Even if you don’t outline your … Continue reading

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OMG These Authors Are at Crime Bake! — “High School Murder” Rocks!!

I dream of being a mystery author who “only” has to write for a living — in reality, I’m part of the majority who instead have “paid work” that has to get done on time, with writing (my passion!) fitting … Continue reading

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YA Mysteries: 5W’s and an H — When?

I have three aspects of “time” to cover today, in terms of young adult (YA) mysteries. 1. What age are the readers of YA mysteries? The target age is usually described as 12 to 18, although 12 to 15 is … 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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YA Mysteries: Beginning, Middle, END, Part 6

This is the last of my six posts on constructing “young adult” (YA) mysteries — the next set considers revision from a YA writing standpoint. Stay with the Pen, Ink, and Crimes team, as we head toward the peak excitement … Continue reading

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