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Mystery or Science Fiction?
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At last weekend's San Diego State University Writers' Conference, I was surprised to find that several literary agents were not interested in my mystery novel because my protagonist is an artificial…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dodds Feb 16, 2011.

 

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John Edward Mullen and Vincent Zandri are now friends
Apr 26
John Edward Mullen replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"I would add S.J. Rozan's Lydia Chin and Bill Smith."
Apr 26
John Edward Mullen replied to Martin Roy Hill's discussion "Duty" named Best Short Story Collection by SDBA
"Congratulations."
Jul 6, 2013
John Edward Mullen replied to Ruben Raya's discussion Help finding a book
"Ellery Queen? "
Jun 11, 2013
John Edward Mullen replied to Bodypractor's discussion Is a HOOK compulsory? Or how to create it in such a case?
"For help on developing a hook, check out the book, Write Away, by Elizabeth George, which provides 8 or 9 types of hooks you could employ.   The idea of a serial killer being the protaonist, as has been mentioned by others, is…"
Jan 5, 2013
John Edward Mullen and Karen Tyrrell are now friends
May 22, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to Karen Tyrrell's discussion Crime Novels with Female Protagonists and Side-kicks
"Are you familiar with SJ Rozan's books in which she alternates the POV character between her female Chinese-American detective Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith?  Have you read Laurie R. King's series with the female police…"
May 22, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"If you want the expert's opinion, send an email to DP (Doug) Lyle, M.D. at http://www.dplylemd.com/consulting.html. ; He will answer writers' straight forward forensics questions for free.   John  "
Apr 22, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to minervaK's discussion how to critique a friend?
"You have to tell your friend the truth.  As others suggest, start with what you like about the book.   Then you could tell your friend that it seems to you that her book is two really different books and that the one (the beginning…"
Apr 3, 2011
John Edward Mullen and ROY CHADWICK are now friends
Mar 17, 2011
John Dodds replied to John Edward Mullen's discussion Mystery or Science Fiction?
"Sounds an intriguing concept. I love genre crossing work. Remember, too, though, that Isaac Asimov wrote science fiction mystery stories. As have a number of other science fiction writers. Agents are interested only in stuff they know will sell, and…"
Feb 16, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to John Edward Mullen's discussion Mystery or Science Fiction?
"I appreciate your openmindedness.  I hope I can write my story well enough to make it worth your reading."
Feb 15, 2011
Caroline Trippe replied to John Edward Mullen's discussion Mystery or Science Fiction?
"Human beings are still more interesting to me than robots.   Having said that, though, I have to admit that  the subject of AI is a  fascinating one in so many ways, and fiction does love to play with it.  Data was my…"
Feb 15, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to John Edward Mullen's discussion Mystery or Science Fiction?
"Thanks for the tip about Kate Wilhelm's books.  "
Feb 9, 2011
Ryan M. Welch replied to John Edward Mullen's discussion Mystery or Science Fiction?
"It seems to me that there are quite a few scifi/mystery books. I still remember reading Smart House: A Charlie and Constance Mystery by Kate Wilhelm. I also write in both genres, but when it came to writing one I did put it out as a science…"
Feb 9, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to John Edward Mullen's discussion Mystery or Science Fiction?
"Thanks.  I will check out her books."
Feb 6, 2011

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About Me:
I write mostly mysteries, both short stories and novels. I am working on the 3rd draft of my second novel.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Martin Cruz Smith
Michael Connelly
S. J Rozan
early Elizabeth George
John Le Carre
Nero Wolfe
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dashiell Hammet
Ramond Chandler
T. Jefferson Parker
Lawrence Block
Stuart Kaminsky
Walter Mosley
Tony Hillerman
Ruth Rendell
Richard Hawke

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At 4:20am on February 3, 2011, Kate the Book Buff said…
Welcome!  I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People.  Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

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