Marilynn Larew

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MARILYNN LAREW is a historian who has published in such fields as American colonial and architectural history, Vietnamese military history, and terrorism, and has taught courses in each of them in the University of Maryland System.

She has lived in seven states and two foreign countries, so she has always been interested in different cultures and different places. Being the “new kid” in so many places, she has always had to adjust quickly. Reading helped her deal with that, and her library card has often been her best friend.

She has always liked to write, but the idea of writing fiction didn’t occur to her until after she finished her PhD in history. Everybody who goes through that grueling program swears to write a book revealing how awful
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Marilynn Larew Carl, I've sort of got a handle on three more. I'm working on Hong Kong Central now. It's about the pro-democracy demonstrations. The next will be set…moreCarl, I've sort of got a handle on three more. I'm working on Hong Kong Central now. It's about the pro-democracy demonstrations. The next will be set in Istanbul. That covers my two favorite cities in the world. I have a smashing ending for one that is set in Viet Nam - Lee is floating down the Mekong River on a raft of smuggled teak logs. The problem is I can't figure out how she got there. I'll have to reverse engineer that one.(less)
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Writer's block is usually the result of one of two things: something wrong with the plot or fatigue.

Fatigue is the result of having your nose to the…more

Writer's block is usually the result of one of two things: something wrong with the plot or fatigue.

Fatigue is the result of having your nose to the grindstone. Take some time off. Clean the house (ugh), go shopping, have a lunch with friends. You will return refreshed and ready to go again.

Something wrong with the plot is worse. Follow the dsirections for fatigue first. Then read the last two or three chapters and see if you haven't gone off track somewhere. I think you'll find that you have.

Now I see that the question is how I deal with writer's block. I do the above, except for cleaning the house. :-)

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I thought this day would never come. Today I pushed the button and released Dead in Dubai to an unsuspecting world. Not really unsuspecting. I’ve been posting everywhere and will again, but I did think the day would never come.

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Beth Hi Marilynn,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the upcoming Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
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