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Featuring mysteries and genres born out of the classic pulp era – interviews and more on mystery/suspense/crime on Mon-Thurs and SF & Fantasy Fridays with author and Sisters in Crime member Shannon Muir, whose personal columns appear on weekends.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – State of Mind

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author. This week’s topic is about character’s state of mind and how it affects them.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Mind Games

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author. This week’s topic this week involves intelligent and shrewd characters.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Time and Character

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author. This week’s topic focuses on time and character.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Sticking With the Familiar

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author. This week’s topic is the advantages and disadvantages of familiar locations, subjects, and ideas.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER SPECIAL – Between the Dialogue Lines

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.

This special run from February 11th through 14th is to give a taste into this regular Sunday feature.

This installment is all about the hidden power of dialogue and meaning.

This is a combined and revised version of two columns that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER SPECIAL – Character Depth

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.

This special run from February 11th through 14th is to give a taste into this regular Sunday feature.

This installment features Shannon looking into depth of character, and how much is revealed about character – if at all – can affect plot.

This combines and revises three past columns that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER SPECIAL – Who You Know Affects Who You Are

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.

This special run from February 11th through 14th is to give a taste into this regular Sunday feature.

This installment features Shannon looking into how the types of people a character surrounds him or herself with affects character development.

This is an expanded version of a past column that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Looking at Emotions

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.

This week features Shannon looking into the necessity of emotion in writing, not only for characters but for readers as well.

This is an updated and combined version of two past columns that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

SPEAKING OF EMOTIONS… WATCH FOR A SPECIAL SHORTS FROM THE SHELF EVENT IN EARLY FEBRUARY.

THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL SET OF “SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER” COLUMNS FEBRUARY 11TH THROUGH 14TH, 2019.

ALSO, DON’T MISS THE “LOVE OF MYSTERIES SUNDAYS” EVENT, WHICH WILL FEATURE MYSTERIES ON SUNDAYS FROM FEBRUARY 17TH THROUGH MARCH 10, 2019!

THIS COLUMN WILL RETURN TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUNDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 17TH, 2019!

SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Location and Its Role in Character Development

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.

This week features Shannon looking into how location affects character development.

This is a radically revised version of a past column that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Turning Over A New Leaf

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author. This week, the column takes inspiration from the start of a new year as it looks at characters who “turn over a new leaf” and reform.

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