I’m at ThrillWriting, Chatting About My Time Inside an Oil Drum

My time spent inside an oil drum

I’m over at ThrillWriting.blogspot.com today, talking about my time spent inside an oil drum. During my edits of CLEAVED, I noticed I had no real life experience to draw from in order to instill the correct emotional response in my reader, so I climbed inside an oil drum to experience…

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9 Ways To Build Suspense ~ Fiction Writing

9 Ways to Build Suspense

Last month, Staci Troilo wrote a fantastic post for Story Empire about four elements of a horror story. Which inspired this post. (UPDATE: This post inspired another Story Empire post. This time by Craig Boyack. Be sure to check it out!) I don’t write horror. Many readers think I do. But…

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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,…

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I’m So Excited, and I Just Can’t Hide It…

You might remember my post Snarky characters: Love Them or Hate Them? Well, I have an update. My editor loved Wings of Mayhem so much that she insisted my publisher interrupt her holiday break and send me a contract on Christmas Eve. That’s a lot of love! Because the contract is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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