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David Putnam

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Best-selling author David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement. During his career, he did it all: worked in narcotics, served on FBI-sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross-sworn as a US Marshall, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. Putnam did two tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team. He also has experience in criminal intelligence and internal affairs and has supervised corrections, patrol, and a detective bureau. In Hawaii, Putnam was a member of the real-life Hawaii Five O, serving as Special Agent for the Attorney General investigating smuggling and white-collar crimes.

Putnam lives in Southern California with his wife, Mary.

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David Putnam I start my day writing by rereading the last twenty pages. This helps me get back into the voice and tone and forward movement of the story. I write a…moreI start my day writing by rereading the last twenty pages. This helps me get back into the voice and tone and forward movement of the story. I write a thousand words a day no matter what. I never have writer's block per se. I do however get stuck usually in what I call the belly of the book (the four c's, conflict, complication, crisis, conclusion. The belly is the complication). Usually it is a transition or a motivation I'm stuck on. As far as your standard everyday writer's block if there is ever a question, an option in which way to proceed, I always, always choose the path with the most conflict.(less)
David Putnam I start writing a novel by putting down an inciting incident that inspirers me. I have to know the characters and know the ending. I don't know whats…moreI start writing a novel by putting down an inciting incident that inspirers me. I have to know the characters and know the ending. I don't know whats going to happen in between. It is great fun finding out.(less)
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I mainly read mysteries and thrillers because that's what I like to write. Many times I'll put a book down if the author doesn't get the law or procedures correct. The small stuff is okay and I let it slide off but if it is something that is major then the author loses too much credibility and I ask myself what else has he/she gotten wrong?
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David Putnam Kris wrote: "Hey, Dave. Good to reconnect with you here.

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Kris Neri Hey, Dave. Good to reconnect with you here.

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