Laura Oles reports back from Malice Domestic.
Writing is often a solitary endeavor. Working alone for long stretches of time can take a toll on us and on our work. We spend too much time chatting with our imaginary friends and not enough time with our real ones.
This is one of the reasons I believe attending a writers’ conference is so important. When you spend stretches of time in your own imagination, plotting where your perp should hide a body or debating how your protagonist will emerge victorious from her latest dilemma, it’s important to get out among others who share your love and frustration for the craft that is crime fiction
Malice Domestic 2014 was my choice this year, in part, because I had attended in 2013 and found the people enthusiastic and welcoming. I also wanted to cheer on our friend and Austin Mystery Writers member, Kaye George, who was nominated for an Agatha…
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