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Amanda Headlee
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Wanderlust... truly defined
Farsickness.
Farsickness.
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In which I wake up and rediscover my purpose in life.
In which I wake up.
In which I wake up.
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Here we are at the last post in the series. Time flies, right? Most of us are familiar with DNA, the individual blueprint for each of us. DNA testing has come so incredibly far in the last twenty years, almost to the point that we expect DNA to answer…
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Crime Scenes for Writers: Trace Evidence #amwriting #crimewriter

Using trace evidence to solve the crime in your story is a great way to delay the payoff and finger the guilty party. I’ve given a list of the most common types of trace evidence and a brief description of each, though they could all be a post on their…
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Stay Limber - exercise your writing muscle. #amwriting #writingquote

Just like athletes, musicians, and performers, writing improves with practice. Often, writing improves ONLY with practice. Are you practicing? Are you cultivating a writing practice? If so, you have seen for yourself how keeping your writing muscle limber…
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Stay Limber
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Crime Scenes for Writers: Ballistics #amwriting #writingcrime

Ballistics is one of the older forensic sciences. As far back as the early/mid 1800s, bullets could be matched to a particular caliber of weapon. However, it wasn’t until 1895, after rifling was introduced, that ballistics came into its own. Improvements…
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#responsibility vs #excuses in our writing lives

Well. I’m a little red-faced today. The crime scene series will continue. As soon as I find it. Don’t worry, I have backups of backups. I just transferred everything to a new computer this week and apparently missed a few files. Embarrassing! And entirely…
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This type of evidence is often misrepresented on television. How many times have you seen a murder victim lying in a pool of blood on a TV show? These victims are usually in a thick, glossy, bright red liquid pool, right? Not so much. Pools of any depth…
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Write Until You Die #SarcasticMuse #amwriting #AoT

We are born as writers. We will die as writers. We are wholly dedicated to the life of writing. (Warning: this video contains blood. Should I mention the people munching too?) Writers write until the day they die. Nothing can contain or stop the wild…
Write Until You Die
Write Until You Die
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Crime Scenes for Writers: Fingerprints #amwriting #crimewriting

I’ve been aware that my finger prints are in a federal database for twenty-five years. My husband often jokes that I couldn’t get away with theft or murder because of it. If you were ever employed by an SEC controlled business such as I was, or have…
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