The Crime Writers' Association

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Check out our Crime Writing Tips page for hints and how-tos from authors and editors. And see Criminal Critiques for help with your own writing – critiques and editing.

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Too Stubborn to Give Up, by Graham Brack

They say that every child is beautiful to its mother. To the rest of us, of course, some children are less than handsome. Try as we might, we can’t get past those ears. Our books are our children, and I suppose if others find them unattractive we hav...

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