Monthly Archives: December 2013

MESDAMES OF MAYHEM – BLOG DECEMBER 31ST ~ M.H. Callway

Greetings Readers! What a year this has been for the Merry Mesdames of Mayhem – and we haven’t even celebrated our first anniversary yet! Early in 2013, I had a little idea of how best to surf the tsunami of … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Part II – by Sylvia M. Warsh

How can we understand the world today unless we explore the past? I write historical fiction to try to understand why things happened. Lucky for me, I love doing research, though it’s a lot like eating potato chips. Once you … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction Part I: Dodge City Run by the North West Mounted Police ~ Vicki Delany

The Late Sir Peter Ustinov once said that Toronto was New York run by the Swiss. I like to say that Dawson, Yukon, in 1898, was Dodge City run by the North West Mounted Police. Imagine a place in the … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BLOODY WORDS 2014

Greetings Readers! Bloody Words, Canada’s national crime writers’ conference, takes place in Toronto, June 6 to 8, 2014. The Mesdames of Mayhem are taking it by storm! Mme Cheryl Freedman is not only the chair of the BW Board of … Continue reading

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Sex in Fiction ~ Caro Soles, December 3, 2013

There is a word in the English language that is capable of turning perfectly articulate people into stammering, red-faced teenaged versions of their adult selves. I found this out early when I began teaching the Writing a Novel course I … Continue reading

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