Great Upcoming Writers’ Conference in Phoenix

If you are a writer or reader of mysteries and thrillers, you will want to attend the WriteNow! 2012 Desert Sleuths Conference on August 11, at the Millenium Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Criminal Minds: Investigating Today’s Writing Scene” and will feature a number of speakers including Dennis Palumbo, Dana Kaye, and Sean Chercover.

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George R.R. Martin interviews Bernard Cornwell: a link to great ideas about historical fiction

If you’ve ever thought about the relationship between historical fantasy and historical fiction (think Tolkien vs. Forester), how HF writers cope with the strictures of following known history, why Cornwell will never write “alternate” history, how to write a great battle scene, or love either of these writers, you’ll enjoy this interview between Bernard Cornwell and George R.R. Martin.

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