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Pete Morin

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in Boston, The United States
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March 2011


Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and now, a novelist.

When he is not writing crime fiction or legal mumbo jumbo, Pete plays blues guitar in Boston bars, and on increasingly rare occasion, plays a round of golf. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera.

Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.

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I don’t write (and try not to think too much) about politics these days, for health reasons.


So this has been a stressful few months, what with this Donald Trump stooge making a mockery of what I thought couldn’t be more of a mockery already. It seems there is no end to his willingness to say or do anything that guarantees the spotlight continues to shine on His Most Spectacular Self. I don’t bl...

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“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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“Beware of a client who's suing on principle and paying by the hour. He rarely gets his money's worth.”
Pete Morin, Diary of a Small Fish

“Only a few short years ago, the average stay-at-home mom spent her relaxation time reading Jackie Collins and staring at the pool boy. Now, half of them are outselling Jackie Collins writing porn about the pool boy.

The other half are writing reviews of them."

[Surviving in the Amazon Jungle – How authors and reviewers can co-exist in a hostile environment (and run to court if they don’t), Blog post, March 20, 2014]”
Pete Morin

“Remember, we all make our work available in a commercial transaction, the terms of which we, ourselves, dictate. If we give it away for free, that’s our decision, and there is no refuge in the lame defense, “what do you want for nothing?” The buyer does not waive his right to express his opinion."

[Thick Skin and Bad Reviews, Blog post, June 26, 2013]”
Pete Morin

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1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

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If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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message 1: by Cheri

Cheri Pete, you should make yourself an author page on Goodreads so I can be a fan!


message 2: by Pete

Pete Morin Hi Cheri - I've asked to "claim" it already, but they must suspect I'm a fraud. I think they're doing a background check.

;-)

My first fan! Ohhhhhhh!!!!!


message 3: by Pete

Pete Morin Awshucks


message 4: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Thanks for the friend request! (:

And yeah, when OR makes you do something, you'd better do it. LOL. ;) /jk


message 5: by Jenny (last edited Jun 29, 2014 01:35PM)

Jenny Orelle Pete, love the hook at the beginning of your new novel (but I guess you've heard that one a bit.) ( :


message 6: by Pete

Pete Morin Hi Jenny,

Thanks - in the interest of full disclosure, that opening punch line (“but I never thought it was a federal crime") was a gift from someone else.

One of the great things about beta readers!


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