Saundra Crum Akers
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Why would you kill off your key character?
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 Why kill a key character? Would it be to add a surprize, to change track, to eliminate a dead end, or to force a new mindset? Will this tactic work? Can it be a good character that is killed or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saundra Crum Akers May 17, 2010.

Historical novels and the blending of fiction and reality
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I'm doing my first novel based on true life. It involves a series of real family events that happened in the late 1700's and early 1800's and a mystery that developed then. The protagonist who now…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by minervaK Jan 27, 2010.

How does your voice and your character's voice differ?
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I'm giving a workshop on character and voice in late January and I'm thinking about this question right now. Wonder how other writers see it.SaundraContinue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Saundra Crum Akers Jan 4, 2010.


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Born Urbana, Ohio
About Me:
I retired from working with the state of Ohio in 2005 in order to write. Just finished the first draft of 10th novel. I now have a website and do a lot of readings and booksignings so I don't feel retired. Enjoy a variety of other things as well including gardening, woodcarving, woodworking,stained glass and genealogy.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
James Patterson
Michael Connelly
Heather Graham
Robert Tanenbaum
John Lescroart
Lisa Jackson
Tess Geritson
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Mentalist, CSI, Lie to me, Castle, Medium

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Crime writing from true crime

I am reading a true crime novel and wonder just how to get started doing that. To be successful you would have to interview  everyone identified with the case in any capacity as well as the family of the victim and family of the perpetrator. You would need to talk to the defense and to the prosecutor's office. You need to interview the accused.

How do you get people to cooperate? I don't suppose most would fully trust the writer to portray them as they see themselves. Most would not…


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