Tag Archives: mystery writing

Steering Action Through Scene and Sequel

Lately I’ve been struggling to figure out how to improve the pacing of my scenes.  Enter the SinCNE-sponsored online class taught by Mary Buckham. The class covers much more than scene pacing, but scene pacing has stymied me for a … Continue reading

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Mary Buckham Interview

In a just few days, SinCNE will proudly sponsor a specially adapted Mary Buckham online class: Pacing: How to Create a Page Turning Mystery Manuscript. If you haven’t already signed up, do so here: http://www.sincne.org/events/register-our-customized-online-pacing-course-mary-buckham Mary is an award-winning romantic-suspense … Continue reading

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Bending Fiction, Serving Reality

Stephen King, one of my favorite writers, once said about writing, “You can never bend reality to serve the fiction. You have to bend the fiction to serve reality.” He also said, “You may be entranced with what you’re learning … Continue reading

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Location in YA Mysteries: It Matters, It Doesn’t

Beth Kanell here. So far, I’ve come up with two polarities for writers choosing “young adult” (YA) mystery locations: Either they totally matter, as much as who you are inside, or they totally don’t. Meaning what? Well, imagine you’re about … 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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