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Bryon Quertermous—author of MURDER BOY and former editor of Demolition Magazine, which published my Spinetingler Award winning story "Seven Days of Rain"— listed THE KILLING...
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'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'
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This past twelve months, I've visited a wonderful variety of places, near to home, and very remote, and many have had literary associations., For many...
by Martin Edwards
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Killer Hobbies
Happy New Year!
Yes, I know I'm slightly early, but this is my last Killer Hobbies blog post of 2015!      Life's fun right now but really...
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I finished and submitted my thirty-nith short story of the year this morning. This one's a 3,100-word confession I started writing September 19, 2009.
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Mystery Fanfare
20 Word Usage Mistakes
Mental_floss has a great article on 20 Word Usage Mistakes that Even Smart People Make. Have a look. Any you would add? http://mentalfloss.com/article/65217/20-word-usage-mistakes-even-smart-people-make
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Keith Snyder
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So first Fat Cyclist called me out, and then I called him out back, and then he missed his story deadline, and then I made...
by Keith Snyder
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Read My Blog On The New Website
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I have two cats Dr. Watson and Spooky and the other night I had a dream were Dr. Watson could talk. See, this is what...
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Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
Song of the Day
Dickey Lee - I Saw Linda Yesterday - YouTube :
by Bill Crider
34 weeks ago

Mystery Fanfare
20 Word Usage Mistakes
Mental_floss has a great article on 20 Word Usage Mistakes that Even Smart People Make. Have a look. Any you would add? http://mentalfloss.com/article/65217/20-word-usage-mistakes-even-smart-people-make
by Janet Rudolph
34 weeks ago

The Saturday Boy
OH MY SHIT I REMEMBER PLAYING THAT.It was Lenny Little. It was...
OH MY SHIT I REMEMBER PLAYING THAT. It was Lenny Little. It was always Lenny Little, that fat fuck.
34 weeks ago

The Cozy Chicks
If your pet could talk…
I have two cats Dr. Watson and Spooky and the other night I had a dream were Dr. Watson could talk. See, this is what...
by Duffy Brown
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Crime Fiction Writer
Thirty-nine
I finished and submitted my thirty-nith short story of the year this morning. This one's a 3,100-word confession I started writing September 19, 2009.
by Michael Bracken
34 weeks ago

Mystery*File Blog
JONATHAN LEWIS: Music I’m Listening To — FRANKIE LAINE “Blazing Saddles.”
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More Kind Words
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34 weeks ago

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ART OF THE MEMOIR, Part Three
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