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Reblog: The Things People Say

I wrote this post a while back on how snippets of conversation show character so well in real life. It amused  me that these were actual words real people said to each other in the moment. http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/the-things-people-say/

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Did I write that?

Ever had a moment like that? Where everything is blurry and you have no clue how you let it slip by? Well, I got hit in the face with that on Friday and Saturday. I thought my YA manuscript was … Continue reading

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MWA Symposium: My Highlights

Last Wednesday, I attended the Mystery Writer’s of America Edgar Symposium. Without a doubt, one of the best one- day events focusing on the craft of mystery writing and definitely worth attending next year.  The lineup alone was worth the … Continue reading

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The things people say…

Sometimes I overhear snippets of conversation and I memorize it for future use, knowing at some point one of my characters will use the line. When my close friends read my stories they are always amazed at how tidbits of … Continue reading

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Inspiration Strikes

Confession time… I’ve been hiding from TSTTW. Sure I’ve been diligently editing The Curse of the Radcliffe Rubies (TCOTRR) for a contest and my upcoming conferences. But I’ve also been ducking out on TSTTW. I have the entire story outlined, but … Continue reading

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