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Word Carver

Word Carver is produced and hosted by Cynthia Rosi, with additional support from Amy Dalrymple. Show music is by Rise and Shine (2015), Seastock from You can listen to the show live on WGRN-fm 94.1 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturdays at 12.30pm. Visit for contact and submission information.

May 20, 2017

Recently, I spoke at the Columbus Writer’s Conference hosted by Columbus State in May. Be sure to put this free conference, with snacks provided (you won’t get that deal anywhere else!) into your writing calendar for next year. That day, I taught a session on maintaining narrative suspense in the mystery novel. Here are some of the highlights from that presentation.

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And now, a discussion on maintaining narrative suspense in the mystery novel, from the Columbus Writers Conference hosted by Columbus State Community College.