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Do Fiction Writers Need to Be Honest?

              What responsibility do fiction writers have to tell the truth? On its face, the question is ridiculous. Not only is “fiction” the literal opposite of truth, but it’s increasingly accepted that “truth” itself … Continue reading

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Who Killed Fiction (and Why)?

If you want to feel really good about your community, publish a book. That’s what I learned last year. I thought releasing my first novel, after such a long process, would make me feel good about myself. But instead, it … Continue reading

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Writing Down: Cultural Appropriation and the Fiction Writer’s Dilemma

Today I was a guest on The KillZone, a wonderful blog featuring some of our best mystery writers. Thanks to Clare Langley-Hawthorne for inviting me to a really full and thought-provoking conversation. Please welcome Kate Raphael to TKZ as my … Continue reading

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