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Suzanne Chazin
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Mystery novelist
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Reflections on my mother
     My mother was an immigrant. She was born and raised in England, herself the daughter of immigrants (from Ireland). She emigrated to the United States when she was thirty and went back almost exactly thirty years later to England where she lived out the...
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As I approach another birthday...
     Considering I'm a writer, I haven't been writing much here!  The good news of course, is that I have been writing my next Jimmy Vega novel and thinking about doing a short story or novella about Georgia Skeehan (my other series). With all those charact...
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Why the advice "write what you know" is overrated
For all you writers out there: I wrote this piece for the writers' forum, Backspace. It's in answer to the question I often get: "How can you possibly write a main character who is a male Puerto Rican homicide detective?"           Writers are often advised...
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Writing What Matters
Here is a post I wrote this week for the wonderful website: Jungle Red Writers, a site hosted by a terrific group of fabulous authors: Julia Spencer-Fleming, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Lucy Burdette, Hallie Ephron, Rhys Bowen and Deborah Crombie. I wrote basicall...
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First, kill all the adverbs...
I wrote this a while back for Backspace.com. Figured I'd post it here too. Hope it helps quell the nerves of writers facing their first draft of a new book:                                         First-Draft Terror (Alternately titled: "First, kill all the...
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Hi everyone,     For a while I was doing these 1,000-word blogs. And then I realized that was a 1,000 words I could be putting onto my next novel.     So now I do short, sweet tweets EVERY SINGLE WEEKDAY. That seems to work better for most people.     If I ...
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