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Clue Panel at Sleuthfest

I'm moderating a panel at Sleuthfest entitled "The Mystery in Mysteries: Clues, Misdirection and Satisfying Endings." I'll be sharing the d…

Started by Neil Plakcy

12 Mar 26, 2007
Reply by Dennis Leppanen

Sales vs. Reviews

Wow, I must have free time this weekend. I'm on here twice. (Actually I have about ten minutes, but this has been on my mind.) I've been…

Started by Dave White

10 Mar 26, 2007
Reply by David Terrenoire

How do you find time to write?

I'm sitting here, because I finally have some down time. I work. I write. I have a social life. And sometimes, if I have a minute or two I…

Started by Dave White

21 Mar 25, 2007
Reply by Steve Allan

Can "voice" be taught?

This question came up for me with reference to something on the EMWA e-list, and I'd love to hear what Crimespacers make of it. To cheat by…

Started by Elizabeth Zelvin

24 Mar 25, 2007
Reply by Joy Calderwood

Chapter 26 - I Am Eaten By Sharks

I've written myself into a hole. It's not a big hole. More a ditch, really. Shallow grave size at the most. I hope. In the rough draf…

Started by Stephen Blackmoore

11 Mar 24, 2007
Reply by Daniel Hatadi

More on voice

I've been wondering something for quite a while. Is it possible that a writer's voice is like an actor's style - in other words, just as th…

Started by Christa M. Miller

2 Mar 24, 2007
Reply by Anne Frasier

The Telltale Heart

Elizabeth's discussion on 'voice' lead me to think of a related question: Does anyone else worry sometimes that they might leaking too m…

Started by Vincent Holland-Keen

13 Mar 23, 2007
Reply by LeAnnDraD


Ah, the dreaded synopsis. The three pager. To me, it's like trying to park a Buick in a Wheaties box. After toiling with one for over a…

Started by Jude Hardin

27 Mar 23, 2007
Reply by Jude Hardin

Writers: Inny or Outy

A reply on one of my blog posts got me wondering, so I'm taking an informal poll. Do you go out of the house to write or lock yourself in y…

Started by Christa Faust

30 Mar 21, 2007
Reply by Brian Thornton

First Chapter: A Wonder Unto Many

I should have titled this post, "A Staggering Work of Selfish Indulgence," or something of the like. What follows (attached) is the firs…

Started by Scott Hess

12 Mar 21, 2007
Reply by Scott Hess


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