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Random Writing Quote:

E.L. Doctorow said once said that 'Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.' You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.

--Anne Lamott

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Eric Beetner

SCWA SPEAKER: Eric Beetner

Date: May 19, 2018

Title:"How to be a more prolific writer"

Eric writes hardboiled crime fiction. He’s been nominated for two Anthony Awards, an ITW award, a Derringer and even won a few awards like the 2012 Stalker award for Most Criminally Underrated author.

His books include Rumrunners and its prequel - the Anthony Award nominated Leadfoot, The Devil Doesn't Want Me, When The Devil Comes To Call and book 3 in the trilogy, The Devil At Your Door (out in 2018), Criminal EconomicsDig Two Graves, White Hot Pistol, The Year I Died Seven Times, Stripper Pole At The End Of The World & the story collection, A Bouquet Of Bullets.

He’s co-authored The BacklistThe Short List and The Getaway List (2018) with Frank Zafiro and also (with JB Kohl) the novels One Too Many Blows To The Head and Borrowed Trouble and the standalone novel Over Their Heads. He’s also written two novellas in the popular Fightcard series, Split Decision and A Mouth Full Of Blood and two novellas in The Lawyer series of Westerns.

He lives in Los Angeles where, among other things, he co-hosts the Noir At The Bar reading series and the podcast Writer Types. 

He’s toured as a musician, painted, written screenplays, acted in short films, been to China twice, fished in the Mississippi, once met Barry Manilow, directed films and music videos, his name's been on TV over a hundred times, he owns a real human skull and his kids think he embarrasses them.

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