Shannon Muir's The Pulp and Mystery Shelf

Featuring mysteries and genres born out of the classic pulp era – interviews and more on mystery/suspense/romantic suspense/thriller/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 – Taking a Break

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 focuses on bringing this series to an end… for now.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Characters That Endure

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 what makes characters endure.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Character Arcs in Three Acts (Act Three)

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 continues on how character arcs can flow over the three act structure as commonly used in film, including mystery and crime film. 

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Character Arcs in Three Acts (Act One)

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 how character arcs can flow over the three act structure as commonly used in film, including mystery and crime film.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Taking a Gamble

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 taking chances with the unexpected in character development.

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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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