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Looking Back At What I’ve Learned

I took a break away from the hard work of writing another police procedural mystery when I’d finished the third in the series called On Behalf of the Family. At that point I was waiting for the proofreader to finish … READ MORE »

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Pushing Past Roadblocks

Damn, it’s hard to reconnect with your story having taken three days off to be a tourist in downtown Los Angeles. It’s hard to reconnect with your story—or whatever you’re working on—after taking any time off. You lose your momentum. … READ MORE »

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Writing Your First Mystery

At the direction of my good friend, Judith Cassis, who is a professional writer and marketer, I have just finished three eBooks of about 10,000 words on the topic of writing your first mystery.   Have I revealed secrets known … READ MORE »

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Rogue Critique Sessions

Here I am at the Southern California Writers Conference in San Diego for the weekend. I ventured out of the hotel this evening looking for some dinner, using my GPS to drive to an unfamiliar location. Not only was it … READ MORE »

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Why Continue Publishing?

Radine Trees Nehring wrote an inspired blog http://radine.wordpress.com/  recently about the reasons for poor financial prospects in the mystery writing game. My heart sank as I read it because it mirrors my own experience.  Even Marilyn Meredith, http://fictionforyou.com/ who has … READ MORE »

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The World Back in Chechnya

My second mystery, Rip-Off, is a whodunit about Chechen organized crime set in Santa Monica, not Boston. The news unfolding in Boston has me and the rest of the world gob-smacked, as the Brits say. It may be that Chechnya … READ MORE »

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