Author Marketing Part I: Eight Action Items

I invited my friend Staci to chat about the M-word. I’ll let her explain. We’ve got a lot to get through. I’ll see you in the comment section. Be sure to check back on Friday for Part II: Landing Pages, Mailing Lists, Loss Leaders, Lead Funnels. Welcome to Murder Blog, Staci!…

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A Tribute to Writers #ShareTheLove

A Tribute to Writers

Writers inspire, arouse, support, and even enrage … but no one can call us boring. For our readers we’ve watched bodies decompose at the Body Farm, witnessed autopsies and the miracle of childbirth. We’ve delved into twisted minds and nearly drowned in swirling questions of Why? or What if? We’ve…

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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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