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What to Write
 
Derek - 11:57am Jul 23, 1997 PST

I'm just learning how to become a Writer. I would to start a discussion on the ideas other Writer's have on the subject?


  • I have read a number of both Sherlock Holms and... by Daniel C. Keene - Jul 23, 97 (#1 of 75)
  • You know what would be cool somebody put together... by Derek - Jul 24, 97 (#2 of 75)
  • For more messages about Sherlock Holmes or Edgar... by Cicero - Jul 25, 97 (#3 of 75)
  • Aren't good spelling and grammar needed to become... by Zeeuwsch Meisje - Jul 30, 97 (#4 of 75)
  • Zeeuwsch Meisje... by Robert L. Iles - Aug 14, 97 (#5 of 75)
  • You mean writing new Holmes stories?.. by Marian Allen - Aug 26, 97 (#6 of 75)
  • I have an idea for a story, involving an... by Craig Bobchin - Sep 3, 97 (#7 of 75)
  • Craig -- You're talking about two different types... by Dan . Sontup - Sep 4, 97 (#8 of 75)
  • would like to write a mystery stories....any... by balachandran Yubashini - Sep 12, 97 (#9 of 75)
  • Craig I'd have to agree with my old sparring... by Harry Pearce - Sep 15, 97 (#10 of 75)
  • Z... by Annette Mentzer - Sep 24, 97 (#11 of 75)
  • I'm an editor as well as a writer and while some... by Rosemary - Sep 29, 97 (#12 of 75)
  • I want to write, but my only story lines are... by Loni Walden - Oct 14, 97 (#13 of 75)
  • Loni (#13): How do you know your story lines are... by Dan . Sontup - Oct 15, 97 (#14 of 75)
  • Dan, Thanks... by Loni Walden - Oct 15, 97 (#15 of 75)
  • I just came across this page... by Cindi - Oct 15, 97 (#16 of 75)
  • Cindi These pages are about everything mystery... by Fran Hinkel - Oct 31, 97 (#17 of 75)
  • I like mysteries a lot, espically when you have a... by Nicole - Nov 27, 97 (#18 of 75)
  • I have been working on writing a mystery for the... by Mary Jane Dunn - Jan 16, 98 (#19 of 75)
  • I read an article abuot reading groups the other... by Alex Dent - Jan 19, 98 (#20 of 75)
  • mary jane there are probably more mystery ideas,... by bj - Jan 28, 98 (#21 of 75)
  • We have just started writing mysteries and would... by Morgan Crow - Feb 7, 98 (#22 of 75)
  • I am working on a new mystery right now and am not... by Danilo Radovanovic - Feb 8, 98 (#23 of 75)
  • Susan & Morgan, It seems like there are only... by Juanita Rose Violini - Feb 8, 98 (#24 of 75)
  • I just found this web site so I'm a long time... by Beverly Crandell - Feb 18, 98 (#25 of 75)
  • I think coming up with ideas is the really hard... by Mark Troy - Feb 19, 98 (#26 of 75)
  • Greetings to all mystery fans out there!.. by Vic Hiu - Feb 20, 98 (#27 of 75)
  • I read quite a bit on Commedia in college, though... by Marian Allen - Feb 25, 98 (#28 of 75)
  • Beverly Crandall: (forgive me if your name also... by JB - Mar 27, 98 (#29 of 75)
  • JB... by Dina Hagler - Mar 31, 98 (#30 of 75)
  • DH: Yes, that's what I'm wondering...one would... by JDough - Mar 31, 98 (#31 of 75)
  • One technique I've found helpful in getting ideas... by Mark Troy - Apr 8, 98 (#32 of 75)
  • I just got around to checking this site again and... by Beverly Crandell - Apr 14, 98 (#33 of 75)
  • Mark: That's an interesting idea... by JDough - Apr 14, 98 (#34 of 75)
  • Jane, I once tried to write some sections of... by Mark Troy - Apr 17, 98 (#35 of 75)
  • Mark: Do you know of a published mystery which... by JDough - Apr 26, 98 (#36 of 75)
  • Hi, Mark?.. by C. R. Larkin - May 22, 98 (#37 of 75)
  • Well, only one month for someone to reply to my... by JDough - May 22, 98 (#38 of 75)
  • I read a book once that stated there were only 39... by Juanita Rose Violini - May 23, 98 (#39 of 75)
  • The word 'situation' does sounds more accurate, as... by Juanita Rose Violini - May 24, 98 (#40 of 75)
  • hi barbara just wrote you a really great response... by Juanita Rose Violini - Jun 10, 98 (#41 of 75)
  • gee, i just noticed my message was marked as 9:38... by Juanita Rose Violini - Jun 10, 98 (#42 of 75)
  • hi again barbara something weird is happening here... by Juanita Rose Violini - Jun 10, 98 (#43 of 75)
  • barbara - you mean you have a bank account in... by Juanita Rose Violini - Jun 11, 98 (#44 of 75)
  • A bank account in Ioha? by Alex Dent - Jun 12, 98 (#45 of 75)
  • Sure there are only a few plots... by Gervase Charmley - Oct 15, 98 (#46 of 75)
  • Maybe there are only thirty-nine basic... by Hugh Drummond - Nov 9, 98 (#47 of 75)
  • I've had some interesting and scrambled writing... by craig mckissic - Nov 9, 98 (#48 of 75)
  • Oh no, not at all... by Hugh Drummond - Nov 10, 98 (#49 of 75)
  • Thanks Hugh (11/11)That's a good tip... by craig mckissic - Nov 11, 98 (#50 of 75)
  • Exactly... by Hugh Drummond - Nov 13, 98 (#51 of 75)
  • I think you have hit on the best idea, to write... by Spooky Lady - Nov 25, 98 (#52 of 75)
  • How does it all work?.. by Rogério Peixoto - Dec 16, 98 (#53 of 75)
  • On using a recognized TV character... by Sarah Holmesley - Dec 16, 98 (#54 of 75)
  • Great information Sarah... by Juanita Rose Violini - Dec 17, 98 (#55 of 75)
  • On using an established character: I don't think... by Hugh Drummond - Apr 28, 99 (#56 of 75)
  • Craig, Don't fret about private detectives in big... by Clay Dowling - Jun 9, 99 (#57 of 75)
  • Or Sherlock Holmes, or Raymond Chandler, or Edgar... by Hugh Drummond - Jun 14, 99 (#58 of 75)
  • Or St... by Barbara Bassett - Jun 14, 99 (#59 of 75)
  • Loggerheads is a nature reserve near... by Hugh Drummond - Jun 15, 99 (#60 of 75)
  • Hugh, I'm very interested in London, but don't... by Cassie Burkhauser - Jul 17, 99 (#61 of 75)
  • Well, a big place like London or LA you can get... by Hugh Drummond - Sep 27, 99 (#62 of 75)
  • What about making up a town?.. by Chantel Dawn Lyngstad - Dec 11, 99 (#63 of 75)
  • I make 'em up all the time, old top... by Hugh Drummond - Dec 16, 99 (#64 of 75)
  • LOL..if they ask, just say they must have never of... by Chantel Dawn Lyngstad - Dec 16, 99 (#65 of 75)
  • besides, everyone perceives the same places... by Juanita Rose Violini - Dec 17, 99 (#66 of 75)
  • You can say that again!.. by Hugh Drummond - Jan 9, 00 (#67 of 75)
  • Hmmmmm--because I wanted a fictional place in... by Barbara Bassett - Mar 18, 00 (#68 of 75)
  • I'd like to know what other people on this site... by Steven Philip Jones - May 4, 00 (#69 of 75)
  • Fine if you can do it... by Hugh Drummond - May 19, 00 (#70 of 75)
  • Steven I think that is an idea with lots of... by David Somerville - May 23, 00 (#71 of 75)
  • Hello everyone, I am new to this site but it is... by Matilda James - Jan 17, 01 (#72 of 75)
  • Hello I am new to this site and I think its too... by sarah anderson - Sep 6, 02 (#73 of 75)
  • I would suggest that you write what moves you, and... by Brandt Dodson - Feb 28, 06 (#74 of 75)
  • Those three novels have been published for a while... by Barbara Bassett - Jan 30, 11 (#75 of 75)

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