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Before making a living as a writer, Lindsay held a wide variety of jobs: waitress in a trendy club; waitress in a funky dive; catalogue model; assistant to a soap opera diva; cat sitter (required many of the same skills as previous job); fact checker for Esquire Magazine; and briefly -- and unwittingly -- a bag man for the mob. Drawing on these experiences, she began writing for magazines and the non-fiction book "The Sad-Eyed Ladies." Her first novel, "Hide and Seek:, was a mass market best seller. "Everything We Wanted" was a Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, a Literary Guild selection, an English and translated into six languages. Next was the critically acclaimed “Dead Hollywood” series (ebook: “Dead Fabulous” series). Accolades: Mystery I ...more


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Lindsay Maracotta Walking, walking, and... Well, more walking. Watching faces, listening to fragments of conversations, observing interactions, wondering where people…moreWalking, walking, and... Well, more walking. Watching faces, listening to fragments of conversations, observing interactions, wondering where people come from, who they are, what are they thinking and dreaming of and plotting and worrying about. The best way to spark an idea for a scene, or sometimes even an entire plot.(less)
Lindsay Maracotta Write what you know, of course -- but also sometimes write about what you don't know! Stretch a little. Do research, imagine wildly, take a few…moreWrite what you know, of course -- but also sometimes write about what you don't know! Stretch a little. Do research, imagine wildly, take a few chances. This will help you develop an original style.(less)
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The Dead Celeb: A Lucy Free...
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Everything We Wanted
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The Sad Eyed Ladies: Life, ...
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Hide and Seek
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