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Beloit Wisconsin
About Me:
An avid mystery reader since young adulthood, I now write them. And love doing it. As a writer, I journey to new places and meet new people, learning many things that enrich me as an author and a person.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Rex Stout
Doug M. Cummings
James Lee Burke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Josephine Tey
Sue Grafton
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
PBS Mystery
NCIS & Bones
Modern Marvels
How That's Made
Star Wars (the original 3)
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Linda Mickey's Blog

Properly Vetted

A writer friend of mine insists that the restrictions placed on membership by professional genre fiction writing organizations and conventions are there because it assures the writers applying for membership have been properly vetted.

The term means that a writer’s work has been confirmed as accurate, that agents have screened it and editors have honed it. Of course, my friend is ignoring the obvious – no writer is properly vetted anymore. The big publishers refuse to pay for it and… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2008 at 12:51am

To Blog or not to blog

I have a dear friend who still uses snail mail, sending me multiple page letters written in long hand. She writes faithfully every month or so and has for more than thirty years. I suppose our fascination with blogging is somehow tied to our desire to communicate. We don't take (or have) time to converse with one another. There is rarely an opportunity to thoughtfully discuss ideas and exchange views. So we blog.

I enjoy blogging as a writing exercise and I read several blogs that… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2008 at 3:51am

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