Getting Started

SinC/LA Blog is a space where the sisters & misters of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles discuss topics that grow our career as mystery writers. We would love it if you would help us get started!

First, go to the ABOUT page and get yourself a WordPress username. Follow the instructions there to participate.

Second, pick one or two or three items on the poll below to help choose our DECEMBER discussion topic. In NOVEMBER, our discussion will tie in with National Novel Writing Month, which the Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles chapter is going to support this year.

Third, add a comment. Tell us what you’re reading right now.

Lastly, and totally optional, members are encouraged to write up a bio and photo for Meet Your Fellow Sisters & Misters. Submitted bios for this section will be posted once your membership status is verified. Chapter members are also encouraged to send in recommendations for our Sisters & Misters Recommend area.

That’s it!  Welcome!

THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED IN OUR POLL!

The results were very close, with a tie for second place. The two topics that tied for second place will become the topics for January and March of 2020, with a previously decided topic for February. So over the next couple months, watch for these discussions:

DECEMBER 2019 – Writing Workshops: What Works and What Doesn’t?
JANUARY 2020 – TV and Movies – Storytelling Done Right… or Not?
FEBRUARY 2020 – How Do Romantic Suspense, Mystery and Crime Writing Intersect?
MARCH 2020 – Writing Prompts… What Do You Find Works Best?

There will be a new survey in February to find our your top three picks for the upcoming months. Thanks for participating!

17 thoughts on “Getting Started

  1. MK

    Hi everyone. I’m currently reading THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Rachel Howzell Hall, and also PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden. I voted in the poll. My first choice for a discussion topic is Writing Workshops.

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    1. Great! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. Don’t forget that you can reply to anyone else’s comment and start a conversation going with them. Also, you can check out the “Chat Topics” area to find general discussions you can comment on at any time to get the conversation started.

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    1. Hi! Thanks for letting us know what you’d like to hear about. If possible, please use the poll above to vote for what you’d like to discuss, but if anyone has a technical issue with the polls they should comment like you did here so we can find out what people want to see.

      Don’t forget that you can reply to anyone else’s comment and start a conversation going with them. Also, you can check out the “Chat Topics” area to find general discussions you can comment on at any time to get the conversation started.

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  2. shannonmuirauthor

    Hello everyone. Right now, I’m caching up on reading Anne HIllerman – she and her dad Tony are my favorite mystery writers. Just about to start Anne’s latest, THE TALE TELLER.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. Don’t forget that you can reply to anyone else’s comment and start a conversation going with them. Also, you can check out the “Chat Topics” area to find general discussions you can comment on at any time to get the conversation started.

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    1. Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. Don’t forget that you can reply to anyone else’s comment and start a conversation going with them. Also, you can check out the “Chat Topics” area to find general discussions you can comment on at any time to get the conversation started.

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  3. I forgot I already have a WordPress account so it looks like I’m here! If this works, it could be very beneficial. Oh, sorry, I just wanted to see if this works. As for reading matter, I just picked up a paperback copy of The Glass Key by Dashiel Hammett and I intend to start reading it if I can get past the baseball playoffs.

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    1. HI! I’m glad you tried to see if your account works. Thanks for sharing what you’re interested in reading next. Great! . Don’t forget that you can reply to anyone else’s comment and start a conversation going with them. Also, you can check out the “Chat Topics” area to find general discussions you can comment on at any time to get the conversation started.

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    1. Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. Don’t forget that you can reply to anyone else’s comment and start a conversation going with them. Also, you can check out the “Chat Topics” area to find general discussions you can comment on at any time to get the conversation started.

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  4. Sally Carpenter

    Not quite a mystery, but I started reading “Stormbreaker,” first in the Alex Rider YA spy series by Anthony Horowitz. Wow! Don’t want to put it down. I saw the “Operation Stormbreaker” movie and it’s interesting to see the changes made from the book to screen.

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