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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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Writers’ challenges to help you…write

As I start getting psyched for November to arrive, I thought I’d share some writing-related challenges that may help give you the ‘it factor’ that you need to reach your goals. November is best known (to me) for National Novel … 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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YA Mysteries: Beginning, Middle, END, Part 5

Remember that description of the two kinds of mystery writers — pantsers and plotters? Plotters plot. In detail. With outlines. Chapter summaries. Scenes listed. Sometimes they use software to help keep track of twists, red herrings, and changes in characters … Continue reading

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YA Mysteries: Beginning, MIDDLE, End, Part 3

Choosing the target age of a “young adult” (YA) mystery is an adventure in itself. The genre usually markets to readers aged 10 to 15, maybe 17. And, as mentioned by 22-year-old author of YA fiction Shannon A. Thompson (see … Continue reading

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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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Week 10 of a citizen’s police academy

Alas, the time has come. (I don’t use “alas” very often, so am taking advantage of this opportunity.) Citizen’s police academy has come to an end. The 10 weeks flew by, and I gained a lot of great insight and … Continue reading

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