What I learned this weekend

I never was assigned an essay called “What I Learned on Summer Vacation” so I’m assigning one to Bethany and myself, post Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee.

There’s something special about spending time with writers:

Using Murder to Bring People together

Writing about murder means you get asked interesting questions:

JeremyLynchQuestion

All writing is good writing:

PatriciaSkalkaQuote

 

Character development means different things to different people:

FrankWheelerJrQuote

TomSchreckQuote

IanHamiltonQuote2

Don’t worry about using people you know in a book, especially if you have special names for them:

JessLoureyQuote

Writers have day jobs:

DanielOSHea

Some authors are pants-ers; others are plotters:

JessLoureyQuote2

Sometimes you do what you are told:

DanaCameronQuote

You don’t have to kill characters to be interesting:

IanHamiltonQuote

 

Mystery writers are some of the nicest, encouraging and greatest people to hang out with.  It’s amazing what happens when the folks behind Crimespree Magazine pull together some of their favorite people and ask them some questions.

Thanks for letting me tag along.

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