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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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SINCNE Blog Summary April-May

YA Mysteries Theme of the Month, Linda Barnes interview caps it off By Maureen Milliken Nancy Gardner capped off a couple months of Sisters Pen, Ink & Crimes blogging with  an interview of Linda Barnes. Linda is, as Nancy points … 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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