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Mystery Writer’s Toolbox Program

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On Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at the Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, Illinois, Richard Davidson will present at Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop (OCWW):

“The Mystery Writer’s Toolbox”

Dick’s workshop will cover a wide variety of formatting and storytelling aids designed to simplify the construction of a mystery novel and enhance its impact on the reader, with specific clues about the way to approach the development of a new mystery, comparing his techniques with those of several other writers. If time permits there may be a brainstorming exercise for mystery development.

Richard Davidson is the author of the self-help guidebook: DECISION TIME! Better Decisions for a Better Life. He has written the five novels that comprise the Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series: Lead Us Not into Temptation, Give Us this Day our Daily Bread, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Thy Will Be Done, and Deliver Us from Evil. He has edited an anthology, Overcoming: An Anthology by the Writers of OCWW, and he has had pieces included in the last two annual anthologies published by the Military Writers Society of America. His latest novel, Implications, continues to chronicle the exploits of Arthur Blake and the investigative associates who aided him in the earlier mystery series. It is the first volume in a new series, The Imp Mysteries.

Dick will accept manuscripts for critique, but will comment on them in writing, to the author, because the body of material to be covered in his main program is large. Please follow the submission guidelines on the website: ocww.bizland.com. Dick will not have time available for in-session discussions of manuscripts during the workshop.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2015 in Resources

 

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OUR VOICES Anthology from MWSA

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OUR VOICES is the title of the new anthology by Military Writers Society of America authors. My account of the actions of the Sixth Naval Beach Battalion on D-Day is a featured article, “Omaha Beach”. This was the first organized unit to land, and their mission was to care for all the other troops that would follow them. All who landed on June 6, 1944, and subsequent days were and are heroes who turned the tide against the Nazi forces. Honor those who remain, and keep all veterans and their families in your prayers.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Resources

 

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The Bookshelf Expands

Lake Geneva and books 003With the completion of the five-volume Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series plus the editing and publishing of Overcoming: An Anthology by the Writers of OCWW, the bookshelf for Richard Davidson has expanded to seven volumes:

DECISION TIME! Better Decisions for a Better Life

The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series:

Lead Us Not into Temptation (Volume I)

Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread (Volume II)

Forgive Us Our Trespasses (Volume III)

Thy Will Be Done (Volume IV)

Deliver Us from Evil (Volume V)

and Overcoming: An Anthology by the Writers of OCWW (Richard Davidson, Editor)

Visit the Davidson Books blog for more details.

The current mystery is whether the next book will be a mystery novel or something totally different. Watch this space for news in the near future. Visit http://readworthybooks.blogspot.com for reviews of the foregoing books.

 

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When Don’t You Have to Make a Decision?

When Don’t You Have to Make a Decision?.

Check out the continuing importance of the first book Richard Davidson wrote.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in Resources

 

My Military Shelf

Dick (Richard) Davidson is a member of Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and regularly posts on their Facebook page. He also has a member blog page located at http://www.mwsadispatches.com/blog/746

From time to time I invite you to check that page, and also the posts of other MWSA members that are linked to that page. MWSA has a large number of writers dedicated to the preservation of military history and the creation of books that appreciate the sacrifices of our veterans. Please visit their Facebook page also. While you’re at it visit my Richard Davidson, Author page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Davidson-Author/211578652220873 I hope you will decide to “Like” it during your visit.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Commentary, Resources, Writing Tips

 

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Thy Will Be Done

The bookshelf requires a little more space now. Thy Will Be Done, Volume IV of my Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series has just been published. Visit my Davidson Books blog for more information on this new mystery plus the other volumes. How do you react when things go terribly wrong? Do you blame it on God? Would you calmly say, “Thy Will Be Done”?

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Resources

 

Richard Davidson, Author

ImageOne of the easiest places to catch up with my latest thinking is my Richard Davidson, Author page on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Davidson-Author/211578652220873?ref=hl – I invite you to frequent this page and “Like” it so that FB will show you new posts there. The photo above is from a recent post on that page and shows me pretending to be a jet fighter pilot at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I am a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and I toy with including some aspect of their annual airshow in one of my mystery novels. Note the slight deviation from believability in the photo above – the electrical socket on the wall behind me.

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Resources

 

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