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terry-odell's picture
Sep.03.2012
For those of you with today off, I hope you take some time to enjoy it. And, I’d like to thank all who entered my char­ac­ter nam­ing con­test through my Sum­mer newslet­ter. The win­ner was Marta Chausée, and she’s named a char­ac­ter in my upcom­ing...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.30.2012
Con­tin­u­ing my series of recaps of MWA-University in Den­ver, July 11, 2012. The next pre­sen­ta­tion was given by Reed Far­rel Cole­man, an author and adjunct pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish at Hof­s­tra University. Cole­man began by...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.27.2012
  Con­tin­u­ing my recaps of the Mys­tery Writ­ers of Amer­ica Uni­ver­sity ses­sions, I’ll talk about char­ac­ter. This ses­sion was pre­sented by Laura DiS­il­ve­rio, who writes the Mall Cop mys­tery series and the Swift...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.23.2012
  Con­tin­u­ing with recaps from the Mys­tery Writ­ers of Amer­ica Uni­ver­sity pre­sen­ta­tions, I’m shar­ing Rex Burns’ les­son on Set­ting and Description. In his open­ing remarks, he told us “Story is num­ber one. It’s how you...
lynda-fitzgerald's picture
Aug.25.2011
Tomorrow morning, I'm on my way to Killer Nashville, a mystery writers' conference iin Tennessee, where I'll be sitting on a couple of panels.  I have to tell you, I've worked my fanny off so that I might appear to be someting of an expert on these subjects. The first panel is on Cutting...
michael-haskins's picture
Aug.04.2010
I am a believer in writers networking. We are solitary people, sitting often for hours, if not days and weeks, alone with our thoughts, sometimes a blank screen, and an idea. We play God to a world we create and bleed to bring our creation to life. Could God be as lonely as a writer trying to pound...
austin-s-camacho's picture
Mar.11.2009
You know I’m a believer in writer’s organization. I pay my dues to Mystery Writers of America , Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, American Independent Writers, the Virginia Writers Club and even the Maryland Writers Association in the next state over. But why would an...
michael-haskins's picture
Aug.15.2008
(When Patti Abbott asked me to write a blog about a book I thought had been forgotten, it didn’t take me but a nanosecond to know what book it would be about. When I pulled it off the bookshelf, I realized I couldn’t explain it without going into explanation of the author, because the book affected...
david-corbett's picture
Jan.21.2008
Blood of Paradise, my recent novel about corruption and betrayal in present-day El Salvador, has been nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The Edgars are given each year in a variety of categories to the best in crime/mystery/thriller fiction. I'm in superb company in my...