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I heard a quote from somewhere, I don't know where I got it from but I love it: "writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."

If that is't the truth I don't know what is.

When I write I have to think for 3 to 4 different people. I joke a lot, usually in the wrong places and times, about listening to the voices in my head. But what many don't understand is that the insanity that I use to create Jack Savage with is not something that I can call upon at will. Creativity comes in flashes, little spurts that usually don't last very long.

Mine always seem to come when I'm in the car on my way to work, on the way home, or in the 8 hour time frame on my job. That's really what makes my creativity hard. Always being in the wrong place at the wrong time when does little spark of creativity bring to mind glorious images and story lines for Jack Savage.

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A fast paced mystery with a unique and startling premise. +C.A. KNUTSEN's book is a thought-provoking and intriguing whodunnit that crosses genres to create a great read that takes place in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sexy adventure and mystery, hot men and lonely women, a new girl in town and the fur is flying.  Great read for a weekend, vacation and the beach. 

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Anthony Trollope visits the beautiful cathedral city of Barchester and becomes embroiled in the hunt for a killer... that's the premise behind unusual new novel The Barchester Murders. Here's our review!

I love mysteries and want to take a stab at writing one but I have never written fiction.  I love Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton mysteries.  Anyone know where to go or what to do to figure out how to write a mystery novel -- or even a starters in a magazine?  

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How would you differentiate a #Mystery from a #Thriller? The best definition I've heard points to mysteries as focusing on the past--solving a crime that's already happened, for instance--while a thriller aims to prevent or effect a future event.

Yet, one can see some intermixing: solving the mystery of a spree of serial killings while racing to prevent future murders; or needing to solve a puzzle while racing to stop a terrorist plot.

What do you think?
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Who cares, write me a fun one!

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August 15, 16,17, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Hello, my name is Shawn Spencer... points 2 fingers to my head Psychic Detective, I work with the Santa Barbara Police Department.
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