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  • I keep reading messages from people who want to... by Zeeuwsch Meisje - Jul 30, 97 (#1 of 210)
  • Zeeuwsch: I am not a writer and am just a novice... by Robert Nelson - Jul 30, 97 (#2 of 210)
  • I agree with Robert that there are editors to help... by Ruth Ann Sesti - Jul 30, 97 (#3 of 210)
  • The usual function of editors who work for... by Dan . Sontup - Aug 9, 97 (#4 of 210)
  • Dan Thanks for that info - and it certainly makes... by Ruth Ann Sesti - Aug 10, 97 (#5 of 210)
  • I think one of the major problems, as far as I can... by Alex Dent - Aug 14, 97 (#6 of 210)
  • I'm getting into this late because today, Aug... by Robert L. Iles - Aug 14, 97 (#7 of 210)
  • I can tell you,Zeeuwsch, that many writers (I... by Kathleen Taylor - Aug 14, 97 (#8 of 210)
  • <<...it seems the days of the monthly... by Dan . Sontup - Aug 14, 97 (#9 of 210)
  • I was given some very good advice for people... by Hannah Reynolds - Aug 19, 97 (#10 of 210)
  • Hannah, my opinion: The advice given to you is... by Robert L. Iles - Aug 20, 97 (#11 of 210)
  • Robert what you mean you don't do a 1000 press... by Hannah Reynolds - Aug 21, 97 (#12 of 210)
  • Hannah, I hate to admit it, but some days I do... by Robert L. Iles - Aug 21, 97 (#13 of 210)
  • Hello, This seems like a very interesting place... by Lori Crowther - Aug 25, 97 (#14 of 210)
  • Sterling Holmes: One of the things that works for... by Robert L. Iles - Aug 27, 97 (#15 of 210)
  • Thinking on paper -- does the fascination with... by Marc Ammon - Sep 8, 97 (#16 of 210)
  • Marc Ammon -- I wasn't aware of the... by Robert L. Iles - Sep 11, 97 (#17 of 210)
  • Robert, Thanks for the reply... by Marc Ammon - Sep 13, 97 (#18 of 210)
  • Marc Ammon I think you're right--a person could... by Robert L. Iles - Sep 14, 97 (#19 of 210)
  • Okay, Gang, I confess to being a frustrated writer... by Marc Ammon - Oct 3, 97 (#20 of 210)
  • Marc, I think most of us here are frustrated... by Alex Dent - Oct 3, 97 (#21 of 210)
  • Didn't you ever watch the Twilight Zone?.. by Marian Allen - Oct 3, 97 (#22 of 210)
  • Marc (#20) -- I can understand your frustration in... by Dan . Sontup - Oct 3, 97 (#23 of 210)
  • Marc (#20) -- Some additional thoughts on your... by Dan . Sontup - Oct 3, 97 (#24 of 210)
  • Thanks to everyone for their comments and letting... by Marc Ammon - Oct 4, 97 (#25 of 210)
  • Hi Everyone Yes, Dan - when you wrote 'always have... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 4, 97 (#26 of 210)
  • << The actual question is: do you think it... by Dan . Sontup - Oct 4, 97 (#27 of 210)
  • Dear all, Diamonds is now fully downloaded onto... by Alex Dent - Oct 5, 97 (#28 of 210)
  • Hi Alex - i need a bit of help here... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 6, 97 (#29 of 210)
  • Hi, Alex, I'm reading Diamonds and I'm really... by Marc Ammon - Oct 6, 97 (#30 of 210)
  • Marc, Thanks for reading it!.. by Alex Dent - Oct 7, 97 (#31 of 210)
  • Thanks Alex... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 8, 97 (#32 of 210)
  • Yes, I've been plotting for years... by Alex Dent - Oct 9, 97 (#33 of 210)
  • Hiyaall Hi alex - the email murder was something i... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 11, 97 (#34 of 210)
  • I'm a college freshman who's always enjoyed... by Loni Walden - Oct 14, 97 (#35 of 210)
  • Welcome Loni Where is everybody?.. by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 15, 97 (#36 of 210)
  • It is possible to kill patients who have a... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 16, 97 (#37 of 210)
  • Hey, i love it!.. by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 17, 97 (#38 of 210)
  • Juanita Gad, you're diabolical... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 18, 97 (#39 of 210)
  • Too traceable Robert, Try only known deterant is... by Alex Dent - Oct 20, 97 (#40 of 210)
  • Alex, hand raised... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 20, 97 (#41 of 210)
  • That's what they all say... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 20, 97 (#42 of 210)
  • Injection's in one of the body openings?.. by Alex Dent - Oct 21, 97 (#43 of 210)
  • Well... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 23, 97 (#44 of 210)
  • Prove it... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 25, 97 (#45 of 210)
  • Hey Gang ... by Sally Atman - Oct 25, 97 (#46 of 210)
  • Obliverated?.. by Alex Dent - Oct 25, 97 (#47 of 210)
  • Alex: I don't trust anyone on Earth... by Sally - Oct 27, 97 (#48 of 210)
  • Sally, your idea, " raised by stray dogs, and... by Marian Allen - Oct 27, 97 (#49 of 210)
  • Juanita Violini I have changed... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 28, 97 (#50 of 210)
  • Robert Have you been censored?.. by Fran Hinkel - Oct 29, 97 (#51 of 210)
  • Marian: Okay, you've got a deal... by Sally Atman - Oct 29, 97 (#52 of 210)
  • Sally Atman I not supposed to reveal just how the... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 30, 97 (#53 of 210)
  • Well, I finally went back and read the whole... by Byron - Oct 31, 97 (#54 of 210)
  • Oh my God, Robert!.. by Sally - Oct 31, 97 (#55 of 210)
  • The infra-red helicopters, do they say things to... by Robert L. Iles - Oct 31, 97 (#56 of 210)
  • The helicopters don't talk to me, but they do send... by Sally - Oct 31, 97 (#57 of 210)
  • Byron It's difficult to talk about writing... by Robert L. Iles - Nov 1, 97 (#58 of 210)
  • Back in my youth when I was easily influenced and ... by Marc Ammon - Nov 1, 97 (#59 of 210)
  • TO BOB ILES I have addressed the "fogies" issue at... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 4, 97 (#60 of 210)
  • Hadn't been to "getting published" lately, since... by Byron - Nov 4, 97 (#61 of 210)
  • TO BYRON Only interested in possible stuff?.. by Fran Hinkel - Nov 5, 97 (#62 of 210)
  • Hi Barbara By state of mind I mean the type of... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 6, 97 (#63 of 210)
  • Hi Barbara Ah, there's the rub!.. by Fran Hinkel - Nov 7, 97 (#64 of 210)
  • Barbara What do you suppose happened to Bob and... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 7, 97 (#65 of 210)
  • Hey, I'm back... by Robert L. Iles - Nov 9, 97 (#66 of 210)
  • Re: respect for the mystery... by Marian Allen - Nov 10, 97 (#67 of 210)
  • Dear All, Firstly I like to think that it requires... by Alex Dent - Nov 10, 97 (#68 of 210)
  • Alex, I think you and Chesterton may have... by Marc Ammon - Nov 11, 97 (#69 of 210)
  • Marc -- "By the pricking of my thumbs, Something... by Dan . Sontup - Nov 11, 97 (#70 of 210)
  • Alex Dent and others Fascinating what you say... by Robert L. Iles - Nov 11, 97 (#71 of 210)
  • To Bob Iles: Why do they still make Bill Murray... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 12, 97 (#72 of 210)
  • Dan, thanks for looking up the Hamlet quote... by Marc Ammon - Nov 13, 97 (#73 of 210)
  • To Mark and Barbara Yes, Bill Murray is an actor... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 13, 97 (#74 of 210)
  • Barbara -- It's true, of course, that actors speak... by Piper - Nov 13, 97 (#75 of 210)
  • I know taste in movies and actors is individual... by Robert L. Iles - Nov 17, 97 (#76 of 210)
  • Hi Bob, what's that about bill murray?.. by Juanita Rose Violini - Nov 29, 97 (#77 of 210)
  • I hope you will send me an e-mail if and when... by Robert L. Iles - Dec 2, 97 (#78 of 210)
  • I, for one, am very sorry to hear that Bob will no... by Fran Hinkel - Dec 5, 97 (#79 of 210)
  • Once again I find myself highly confused as to... by Alex Dent - Dec 8, 97 (#80 of 210)
  • Vancouver hosts an International Writers Festival... by Juanita Rose Violini - Dec 9, 97 (#81 of 210)
  • Hello all !~~ I'm new to this sight, well for... by Karen Saunders - Dec 15, 97 (#82 of 210)
  • Thanks Barbara, things did make a lot more sense... by Karen Saunders - Dec 17, 97 (#83 of 210)
  • Barbara-- We agree that "To Top" has drawbacks,... by The Watcher - Dec 18, 97 (#84 of 210)
  • Hey guys, if you have time, please read the two... by Dina Hagler - Dec 20, 97 (#85 of 210)
  • I just read an article that claims Sigmund Freud... by Robert L. Iles - Dec 28, 97 (#86 of 210)
  • NOTE: This message originally posted by Renee... by The Watcher - Dec 30, 97 (#87 of 210)
  • Renee: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1540... by Marian Allen - Dec 31, 97 (#88 of 210)
  • The editor is still Janet Hutchings, but the... by Dina Hagler - Jan 1, 98 (#89 of 210)
  • <put your jewelery and valuables outside> I... by kim steelman - Jan 4, 98 (#90 of 210)
  • Marian Allen, thanks for the citation, Psychology... by Robert L. Iles - Jan 4, 98 (#91 of 210)
  • Bob--<laugh> Don't feel bad about it... by Marian Allen - Jan 5, 98 (#92 of 210)
  • Well, at least I'm not the last to hear about... by Robert L. Iles - Jan 5, 98 (#93 of 210)
  • Say Robert--did you not see the Hawaiian dancing... by kim steelman - Jan 9, 98 (#94 of 210)
  • Kim Steelman I'm surprised at you... by Robert L. Iles - Jan 9, 98 (#95 of 210)
  • Bob, it's great to see you back in all your... by Marc Ammon - Jan 11, 98 (#96 of 210)
  • Hello again all Haven't been in for a while so I'm... by Hannah Reynolds - Jan 12, 98 (#97 of 210)
  • OK, Hannah (as you seem to be our fountain of... by Alex Dent - Jan 16, 98 (#98 of 210)
  • alex, pardon the bad typing... by Robert L. Iles - Jan 16, 98 (#99 of 210)
  • Alex Assuming you to be a fellow Brit [I seem to... by Hannah Reynolds - Jan 19, 98 (#100 of 210)
  • Bob you've mastered the one-fingered typing!.. by Hannah Reynolds - Jan 19, 98 (#101 of 210)
  • Alex I havent found anything in the UK like this... by Alex Dent - Jan 19, 98 (#102 of 210)
  • Alex I havent found anything in the UK like this... by Hannah Reynolds - Jan 19, 98 (#103 of 210)
  • of COURSE we'll talk to you... by Robert L. Iles - Jan 19, 98 (#104 of 210)
  • Hannah, I've been there... by Alex Dent - Jan 19, 98 (#105 of 210)
  • Thanks chaps You're right Alex, the lemon juice... by Hannah Reynolds - Jan 20, 98 (#106 of 210)
  • See people's underwear from a distance... by Alex Dent - Jan 22, 98 (#107 of 210)
  • they do it with mirrors by Juanita Rose Violini - Jan 22, 98 (#108 of 210)
  • Hannah, yes, i can see people's underwear... by Robert L. Iles - Jan 22, 98 (#109 of 210)
  • What's all this I keep hearing about people taking... by Marian Allen - Feb 10, 98 (#110 of 210)
  • Excellent!.. by Fran Hinkel - Feb 11, 98 (#111 of 210)
  • Fran, what do you mean? by Marian Allen - Feb 14, 98 (#112 of 210)
  • The old Saturday Night Live featured Gilda Radnor... by Robert L. Iles - Feb 15, 98 (#113 of 210)
  • The old Saturday Night Live featured Gilda Radnor... by Fran Hinkel - Feb 16, 98 (#114 of 210)
  • Fran, you mean I got it wrong?.. by Marian Allen - Feb 16, 98 (#115 of 210)
  • Gee, Marian, i guess it depends on one's... by Robert L. Iles - Feb 16, 98 (#116 of 210)
  • I think the training consists of preparing the... by Fran Hinkel - Feb 19, 98 (#117 of 210)
  • I have heard that puff fish are exquisite cuisene... by Mary Cahill - May 10, 98 (#118 of 210)
  • I will be working on a project that so far has the... by Simone Thibault - May 11, 98 (#119 of 210)
  • Well I have just spent a few hours seated behind... by Nene Thomas - Aug 9, 98 (#120 of 210)
  • I can't believe I keep discovering more and more... by Kate Thornton - Aug 17, 98 (#121 of 210)
  • I work for Lary Crews, author of three published... by Lori Crews - Sep 6, 98 (#122 of 210)
  • Well here is a thriving discussion that seems to... by Alex Dent - Oct 2, 98 (#123 of 210)
  • Alex, just when I thought there was nothing since... by Bob Marietta - Oct 3, 98 (#124 of 210)
  • Motive... by Ladybug - Oct 4, 98 (#125 of 210)
  • I've tried writing like that (see Pearls in the... by Alex Dent - Oct 6, 98 (#126 of 210)
  • God bless you Alex for giving us some motive to... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 8, 98 (#127 of 210)
  • Hello... by shannon hassler - Oct 13, 98 (#128 of 210)
  • I want to focus on the central character... by Gervase Charmley - Oct 17, 98 (#129 of 210)
  • on the subject of using produdct names, why not?.. by Gervase Charmley - Oct 17, 98 (#130 of 210)
  • Thanks for your thoughts on using product names... by shannon hassler - Oct 18, 98 (#131 of 210)
  • Ah, now that is difficult... by Gervase Charmley - Oct 19, 98 (#132 of 210)
  • Gervase- thanks for the help!!!.. by shannon hassler - Oct 19, 98 (#133 of 210)
  • Got rather off-topic question: Does anyone know... by _Sunshine_ - Oct 21, 98 (#134 of 210)
  • I looked at a few before writing the current... by Gervase Charmley - Oct 22, 98 (#135 of 210)
  • Sunshine, I found "Writing the Modern Mystery" by... by Juanita Rose Violini - Oct 25, 98 (#136 of 210)
  • Okay, guess I'll get up and see what it's actually... by _Sunshine_ - Oct 26, 98 (#137 of 210)
  • When writing a mystery novel is better to start at... by Keeper62 - Nov 4, 98 (#138 of 210)
  • Where to set?.. by Hugh Drummond - Nov 7, 98 (#139 of 210)
  • In answer to Keeper62's question about writing a... by - Nov 12, 98 (#140 of 210)
  • Definitely, Kitty Kat... by Hugh Drummond - Nov 13, 98 (#141 of 210)
  • Exactly Hugh, if we knew every waking moment of... by - Nov 20, 98 (#142 of 210)
  • I suppose a good cure for writer's block is to... by Spooky Lady - Nov 25, 98 (#143 of 210)
  • Thanks spooky lady... by - Nov 26, 98 (#144 of 210)
  • I am trying to think of ways to help you... by Spooky Lady - Nov 27, 98 (#145 of 210)
  • I don't know if this works but it's in House at... by Alex Dent - Nov 27, 98 (#146 of 210)
  • Thanks guys... by - Nov 27, 98 (#147 of 210)
  • In which case I'd suggest you set a day (like... by Alex Dent - Nov 28, 98 (#148 of 210)
  • Thanks for the advice alex... by - Nov 30, 98 (#149 of 210)
  • ...which was yesterday... by _Sunshine_ - Dec 2, 98 (#150 of 210)
  • I'm playing around with an interesting idea for a... by craig mckissic - Dec 24, 98 (#151 of 210)
  • Craig and anyone else out there, When deciding... by PoisonGuy - Dec 27, 98 (#152 of 210)
  • I like fictional locations in real cities... by Sarah Holmesley - Dec 27, 98 (#153 of 210)
  • Hi, guys... by Beth Terrell-Hicks - Jan 2, 99 (#154 of 210)
  • you cannot be to long or presumptuous on this site... by Alex Dent - Jan 2, 99 (#155 of 210)
  • PoisonGuy, I wanted to use Philadelphia as a real... by craig mckissic - Jan 2, 99 (#156 of 210)
  • Barbara--Check Amazon.com: There's Barbara... by Sarah Holmesley - Jan 3, 99 (#157 of 210)
  • Thanks for your comments, Graig and Sarah... by PoisonGuy - Jan 4, 99 (#158 of 210)
  • Barbara--Fiddles... by Sarah Holmesley - Jan 4, 99 (#159 of 210)
  • Alex, I've checked out some of the member... by Beth Terrell-Hicks - Jan 5, 99 (#160 of 210)
  • I'm afraid to say that I don't even qualify as a... by Alex Dent - Jan 6, 99 (#161 of 210)
  • Hello everyone, I must say that I am impressed by... by Richard Lewis - Jan 14, 99 (#162 of 210)
  • What an excellent question!.. by _Sunshine_ - Jan 15, 99 (#163 of 210)
  • (I know - I just like making you feel like you... by _Sunshine_ - Jan 15, 99 (#164 of 210)
  • Unbelievable, I agree with Barbara too!.. by PoisonGuy - Jan 19, 99 (#165 of 210)
  • Sounds great, I like the young woman already... by Alex Dent - Jan 30, 99 (#166 of 210)
  • Sorry... by Beth Terrell-Hicks - Jan 30, 99 (#167 of 210)
  • Technically I'm rewriting something old I've done,... by Alex Dent - Jan 31, 99 (#168 of 210)
  • "P-isomorphisms in low level complexity... by Beth Terrell-Hicks - Jan 31, 99 (#169 of 210)
  • Well I think to say that I'm actually writing as... by Alex Dent - Feb 1, 99 (#170 of 210)
  • Thanks... by Beth Terrell-Hicks - Feb 1, 99 (#171 of 210)
  • hey guys is there a spell check link or a link for... by george suits jr - Mar 19, 99 (#172 of 210)
  • Originally posted by Chantel Dawn Lyngstad -- Mar... by Fran Hinkel - Apr 2, 99 (#173 of 210)
  • I write a couple of pages every day after... by Hugh Drummond - Apr 28, 99 (#174 of 210)
  • To Fran Hinkel, try a shift work job and write as... by ian vincent jones - Jun 9, 99 (#175 of 210)
  • Just "discoverd" this site, though I've been a... by Thoin - Jun 15, 99 (#176 of 210)
  • Maybe reduce the plot?.. by Hugh Drummond - Jun 16, 99 (#177 of 210)
  • Doesn't everyone write at two in the morning?.. by Steven Torres - Jun 22, 99 (#178 of 210)
  • Hi Ian I believe your reply is to Chantel, whose... by Fran Hinkel - Jul 6, 99 (#179 of 210)
  • Does anyone use writing software for their... by Shelly Probst - Jul 17, 99 (#180 of 210)
  • I would really appreciate some help with my murder... by Inspector Somersby - Aug 11, 99 (#181 of 210)
  • I don't write at two in the morning, I live across... by Hugh Drummond - Sep 27, 99 (#182 of 210)
  • why are all these messages from so long ago - has... by Ellie Sinclair - Dec 15, 99 (#183 of 210)
  • No... by Hugh Drummond - Dec 16, 99 (#184 of 210)
  • I think everyone just gets sucked into the Social... by Chantel Dawn Lyngstad - Dec 16, 99 (#185 of 210)
  • Or ask yours truly a more specific question... by Hugh Drummond - Jan 9, 00 (#186 of 210)
  • God I'm a fool, I've just registered here under... by Ellie5 - Jan 24, 00 (#187 of 210)
  • that's hilarious, ellie - good substance for a... by Juanita Rose Violini - Jan 24, 00 (#188 of 210)
  • I'll gladly let that plot go back to the library... by Hugh Drummond - Jan 26, 00 (#189 of 210)
  • Hey folks, Spinsters Ink is releasing a new ... by claire kirch - Feb 25, 00 (#190 of 210)
  • Has been mysteriously cut off, apparently... by Hugh Drummond - Feb 28, 00 (#191 of 210)
  • lol* Hugh!.. by Curious - Feb 28, 00 (#192 of 210)
  • God I keep doing this - forgetting about this site... by Ellie Sinclair - Mar 10, 00 (#193 of 210)
  • do something totally unrelated and then go back to... by Juanita Rose Violini - Mar 13, 00 (#194 of 210)
  • Or you could write it out on paper in the initial... by Hugh Drummond - Mar 14, 00 (#195 of 210)
  • Hi there I'm writing a murder mystery party for 8... by David Somerville - May 18, 00 (#196 of 210)
  • Hello Everyone I recently received an email from... by Juanita Rose Violini - May 29, 00 (#197 of 210)
  • Hi Juanita, I received that same email, but since... by Fran Hinkel - May 31, 00 (#198 of 210)
  • I recieved it too... by Hugh Drummond - Jun 1, 00 (#199 of 210)
  • DAVID: Ur in company!.. by JK - Jun 24, 00 (#200 of 210)
  • you might want to check out the murder mystery... by Juanita Rose Violini - Jun 27, 00 (#201 of 210)
  • JK If you are still out there I'd love to talk to... by David Somerville - Dec 14, 00 (#202 of 210)
  • Does anyone know who is a famous 'real life'... by Juanita Rose Violini - Sep 17, 03 (#203 of 210)
  • No, Sherlock Holmes was fictional. by Alex's Foot - Oct 6, 03 (#204 of 210)
  • I suppose the most well known would be Allan... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 6, 03 (#205 of 210)
  • Oh yes - Pinkerton... by Juanita Rose Violini - Nov 6, 03 (#206 of 210)
  • Hi Everyone, I'm have a regular mystery contest... by Juanita Rose Violini - Feb 22, 04 (#207 of 210)
  • I love to write, but I'm having a problem... by Lizzy Ann - Jan 7, 05 (#208 of 210)
  • It depends... by AT AW - Feb 10, 05 (#209 of 210)
  • I've written several mysteries with a detective... by Cindi Kiser - Apr 22, 06 (#210 of 210)

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