Pets: Ways to Include Animals to Enhance Your Fictional World

Using fictional pets in writing

I love writing pets into my stories. Not only is a great way to show a killer’s soft side, but they become important family members for the main characters. In my stories, I’ve used a Rottweiler, mastiff, and St. Bernard (MARRED and CLEAVED), a calico, tabby, and all-black cat (Wings…

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Murder Blog Is Moving – Yay!

Though I’m biting my nails to the quick, I’m very excited to announce that Murder Blog is moving to a self-hosted site. The new site, if all goes according to plan, will be the same domain: www.suecoletta.com. I’m adding the upgrade to redirect www.crimewriterblog.com to the new site too, so, God…

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Murder at Cabin 28 – The Suspects, Part I

If you are just joining us we’ve been discussing a gruesome quadruple murder that occurred on April 12, 1982 in Keddie, California. Before reading this analysis you may want to first read the story Murder at Cabin 28. Now, on to the two main suspects. First up is Martin Smartt. The following…

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What Type Of Writer Are You?

I have a special guest for you today, with a thought-provoking post. He sure had me wondering what type of writer I am, and I’m betting he’ll do the same for you. Paul Dale Anderson is the author of 27 novels and hundreds of short stories. Paul earned graduate degrees in Educational Psychology and…

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What It Feels Like Inside A Crime Scene — A Detective's POV

Today I have a very special guest joining us. Adam works as a Homicide Detective in southern California. You can learn more about him below. Please be sure to check out his site. It’s fairly new, but he plans to share information that you won’t find anywhere else — from…

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Power Of StumbleUpon & How-to Add Sharing Button To WordPress.com

// StumbleUpon drives massive traffic to websites and blogs. In a earlier post Brand Building On Social Media I discussed how to use StumbleUpon to your advantage, along with Twitter, FB, Google, Pinterest and Reddit. For those who haven’t read this post, as an author your brand is you, not your book.…

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