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What Do Crime Fiction Readers Want?

Crime Fiction Readers

What Do Crime Fiction Readers Want? A writing teacher long ago gave me a formula for commercial fiction: Take a likeable character who pursues overwhelming odds to reach a worthwhile goal. The worse you make your protagonist suffer, the more your readers will cheer when they overcome it. Do you agree? (MP) Crime Fiction readers […]

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Am I the Only Crime Writer out There Addicted to Spider Solitaire?

Spider Solitaire

Am I the Only Crime Writer out There Addicted to Spider Solitaire? I can sit at my desk with the current mystery I’m working on open in one screen, and all too easily switch screens, and say that I’m going to allow myself only one game. Then two. And so it goes. I’m addicted. (MP) When […]

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Write What You Know? Writing as an Astral Projection Device

Write What You Know

Write What You Know? Writing as an Astral Projection Device Write what you know? Is that the belief crime writers go by? I don’t think so. Most of us will never commit a crime worthy of a police investigation. We’ll never encounter a career criminal. Although I’ve never been in a fist fight I can […]

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10 Reasons to Write Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

10 Reasons to Write Crime Fiction Don’t you wish you could get back at men who are bullies and jerks, those women who are gold-diggers and narcissists? You can by writing crime fiction. I never wanted to hang out in a cop bar, or be a cop, but police work has always fascinated me. Most […]

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