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Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who’s written several dozen novels for Harlequin and Dorchester, including two indie-published mysteries, The Ungrateful Dead and its sequel, The Zen Man, as well as three nonfiction indie books, Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye, How Do Private Eyes Do That? and How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths (the latter co-authored with Shaun Kaufman).

Her nonfiction book A LAWYER'S PRIMER: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS, co-authored with defense attorney Shaun Kaufman, will be released in June 2014. Her next novel, HEARTS IN VEGAS, a private-eye romance, is being released by Harlequin Superromance in July 2014.

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I like to visually lay out my story plots. Then, as I'm writing, I can go back and look at thebig picture for reminders on structure, plot pointsand character arcs (or I'll tweak the storyboard if the story/characters have changed). When I first looked for online storyboard options, I found some rather expensive onesthat screenwriters use buteventually I found one that was much cheaper(Storyboa...

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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Colleen,
Thanks for the friend request, and for befriending me in real-life, too!


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