The Writing Life

DemiCon Recap

On Saturday I was in Des Moines for a short while to present at DemiCon. I arrived about 10 minutes before my panel was supposed to start. The panel in the room before mine was on beer so as you can imagine, it ran a couple minutes long. I apparently forgot to make arrangements to
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http://dawnwitzke.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HAS.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDue to a horrible oversight, I missed reading Honor At Stake, which is book 1 in the Love At First Bite series by Declan Finn. (Murphy’s Law of Vampires (book 2) is here and Live and Let Bite (book 3) is here. One is a heartless, merciless killer. The other
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ConStellation 8 Report

I attended ConStellation Friday and part of Saturday. Too much to do to spend the entire time there. This Con is small. As in a few hundred people small. The size allowed for a lot of interaction with other artists and authors and spend time chatting that isn’t possible at large cons. The Guest of
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Monday...again?

I spent the entire weekend betta reading an interesting space opera book, which left little time for much of anything else. If only I could do that every weekend. How fabulous that would be to sit in my recliner with a good book, a cup of coffee, the windows open and my dogs snuggled up
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Progress

Relic Hunter – I’m at a little over 5K on this novel. I added a new start and another subplot that wasn’t part of the story previously. One of my characters, the curator of the Vatican Museum, decided that he wanted a larger role in the story than just being mentioned. So, as payback, he
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Last night I received my confirmation for Siouxper Con, May 12-14. So that makes 3 cons 3 weekends in a row. I should have my presentation down pat by then. Constellation 8 – Lincoln, NE DemiCon – Des Moines, IA Siouxper Con – Sioux Falls, SD Then I have a break until June 30 when
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This year is starting out with a bang. It’s only the beginning of April and I’ve already published my first novel, Path of Angels and I’m most of the way through the first draft of the sequel, Courage of Martyrs. Starting today, I’ll am part of a Facebook Hop where I’ll be giving away prizes. Following
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Why do I write mysteries?

Today’s guest post is by Amy M. Bennett, author of the Black Horse Campground mystery series One piece of advice most writers are given is to “write what you know”. Understandably, this creates problems when one writes murder mysteries. I write what I love, and I love mysteries! Since I was young, I’ve always been
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