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David Hagerty

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Stories about crimes have always resonated with me, whether it was Crime and Punishment or The Quiet American. Maybe it’s because I started my career as a police reporter, or because I worked for a time as a teacher in the county jail.

More than a decade ago, when I decided to finally get serious about writing, I started with short stories based on real misdeeds I’d witnessed. I wrote one about my next door neighbor, who’d been murdered by a friend, another about an ambitious bike racer who decides to take out the competition, and a bunch of others based on characters I met in jail.

Over time these got picked up by various magazines online and in print. More than a dozen now exist, with most of the latest in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazin
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David Hagerty Write every day. There is no substitute for practice. The skill is much like any other - a sport, for example. The only way to improve is repetition.

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Write every day. There is no substitute for practice. The skill is much like any other - a sport, for example. The only way to improve is repetition.

Unlike other pursuits, writing draws heavily on the subconscious, I think, so for me it's important to keep my head in a project all the time. Many of my best ideas come not when I'm sitting at the keyboard but hours after, when I'm not thinking about it. However, that only happens if I've seen the work recently.

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David Hagerty A short story prequel to my series of novels about Duncan Cochrane, an ambitious politician with a bitter family secret.

The story details his primary…more
A short story prequel to my series of novels about Duncan Cochrane, an ambitious politician with a bitter family secret.

The story details his primary campaign against Chicago's political machine, when he takes on mayor Richard J. Daley and his stranglehold over the Democratic party in Illinois. I plan to submit it to an anthology of political crime stories in mid-February. Watch my website www.davidhagerty.net and my FB page, davidhagertyauthor, for details.(less)
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