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Carolyn Mulford

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Carolyn writes the award-winning Show Me mystery series featuring an ex-spy who applies her tradecraft honed in Eastern Europe to solving homicides in rural Missouri. Carolyn taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, worked as a writer and editor in Vienna and Washington, D.C., and freelanced as a nonfiction writer and editor before focusing on mysteries and historical MG/YA fiction.

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Conferences differ in what they offer, so it depends on your goal (and how much time and…more
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Conferences differ in what they offer, so it depends on your goal (and how much time and money you want to spend). If you want to talk to agents, then Sleuthfest (Florida) , Killer Nashville, Crime Bake (New England), and Love Is Murder (Chicago) are good possibilities. You have to look at the line-up to see if it includes two or three people you want to approach. To promote a book to fans, you want a conference that draws as many readers as writers. One of the biggest and longest is Bouchercon, which moves around the country. Next year it's in Raleigh in October. One of my favorites is Malice Domestic, which meets in Bethesda, MD, the first weekend of May. Magna cum Murder in Indianapolis also draws quite a few readers.

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Carolyn Mulford If I'm blocked, I know that I haven't thought through what I want to write or done the necessary research. If I need to think, I may go for a walk,…moreIf I'm blocked, I know that I haven't thought through what I want to write or done the necessary research. If I need to think, I may go for a walk, sit down with a pencil and paper, or let my subconscious guide me in my sleep. If I lack some essential information, I find it.
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Show Me the Murder

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National Novel Writing Month, November, helps writers resist endless rewriting by supporting them in a mad rush to write 50,000 words, more than half the length of most novels. The majority of participants around the world fall short of the word count, but producing even a few thousand words may help a writer develop the habit of writing.


Last week I gave a NaNoWriMo group some tips on getting o...

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