Music in Fiction Writing + the Songs Behind CLEAVED

Music in Fiction Writing + Songs Behind CLEAVED

Writing can be a lot like method acting. It’s not always easy to jump into a character’s skin unless they’re similar to us. So what are some ways to become that character in order to write from their perspective? Music tops the list. Everyone has been moved by music at…

Continue reading…

Badass In Heels: Incapacitate Your Attacker

Badass in Heels: Thumb Gouge

While I’m busy editing/rewriting two sequels and attending book readings/signings I asked Officer X to add to my Badass In Heels series. Officer X is an active federal agent, which is why I protect his identity. Regular followers of the blog might remember his series: Crime Writer Boot Camp where…

Continue reading…

Tips to Writing a Sequel

Lately I’ve been scarce. I’ve locked myself away to write two sequels, CLEAVED and BLESSED MAYHEM, prepare for the debut of Partners In Crime on Oct. 18th;, help promote a new anthology, RUN—now available for pre-order for only 99c—continue to market my books, as well as the paperback of MARRED,…

Continue reading…

How Do You Define Bestselling Author?

bestselling author

Many authors have asked me how Marred hit the bestsellers list during pre-release and remained there for several days. It’ll hit it again soon, too, by the way…any day now. But rather than discuss the work involved to sell enough books to hit the list, let me pose this question: Does that make me a…

Continue reading…

I’m On Crime Fiction.FM Podcast!

Marred by Sue Coletta

I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Campbell from CrimeFiction.FM. This was such a fun experience, as you’ll hear in the podcast. We had a lot of laughs, which slowed my racing heartbeat to a manageable pace. For those unfamiliar with CrimeFiction.FM, the following is taken from the About page. I edited…

Continue reading…

How To Create Excerpt Books For Promotional Gifts

  Yesterday, I had my first book signing/reading at Moultonborough Public Library, about an hour south of where I live. What an awesome day, too! For years, I’d heard nightmare stories about an author sitting alone at a table and no one showed, so I wasn’t expecting much. Still, I figured it…

Continue reading…

Crime Writing: Blood, Bodies, and Bugs

http://www.suecoletta.com/crime-writing-blood-bodies-and-bugs

I always preach that it’s crucial we get our facts right in crime writing, especially during the investigation scenes. For a writer like me, someone who includes forensics and investigative procedures in all my stories, research is not only necessary, but it’s an important factor in how well my stories ring true.…

Continue reading…

How To Load and Accurately Shoot a Pistol

http://www.suecoletta.com/how-to-properly-load-and-shoot-a-firearm

Continuing with my blog tour I’ve been at a few different sites recently that I’d like to share with you. For those unfamiliar with Margot Kinberg’s Crime Fiction News Break, she shares information from the crime writing world. October’s edition is extra special for me. Today, I’m at Ben’s place,…

Continue reading…

  • Follow me on Amazon (click image of books)

    Books by Sue Coletta