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Monthly Archives: July 2016
Mysteries – Reader Survey!
A Reader’s Survey on Mysteries — please visit and participate. Quick & Easy!
If you haven’t answered the Survey Questions yet, we still need more responses. It doesn’t take long.
Here we are on LitWorldInterviews with our first of many Genre oriented surveys. The success of our previous survey “Why do people stop reading a book?” and the response in the comments prompted a more detailed evaluation of the topic.
Please reblog and sharethis with as many people as you can so we have a lot of responses to make the data we share as accurate as can be expected.
We need at least 100 responses or there’s no reason to post the results.
This month’s survey is the genre of Mystery.
Thank you to the following 19 bloggers for making our previous survey such a success by reblogging the survey:
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C’mon, Let’s Get Cozy!
A hardboiled mystery writer comes out of the closet and admits he enjoys cozies!
Okay, it’s ’fess up time. I like cozy mysteries. There—I said it—this big bad former Marine who writes hardboiled mysteries enjoys curling up on the sofa with a cup of hot tea and losing myself for a few hours in the Land of Cozies. Uh, make that my recliner, and scratch the tea. And make it a cold beer or three fingers of single malt Scotch instead. There, now I’m all set and ready to enjoy!
As a change of pace I thought today I would show my feminine side (can I do that?) and feature a few of my favorite cozy authors and their books. And so, in no particular order here are a few of my favorite cozy authors and series.
2Connie Archer, aka, Connie di Marco– Ms. Archer is the author of THE SOUP LOVER’S…
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Book Review: Cleaning Up Finn by Sarah M. Chen
Check out this review of crime/mystery writer Sarah M. Chen’s new novel, CLEANING UP FINN.
CLEANING UP FINN Author: Sarah M. Chen Publisher: All Due Respect Release Date: May 2016 Phineas ‘Finn’ Roose may work as a restaurant manager, but he acts like a cut-price playboy, indulging his s…
Is My Timing Right?*
Another interesting article from mystery writer/blogger Margot Kinberg!
An Interview with Paul D. Marks
A current Shamus Award finalist picks the brain of a former Shamus Award winner! Don’t miss Max Everhart’s interview with Paul D. Marks at Motive Means Opportunity!
It’s our great pleasure to have Paul D. Marks, Shamus Award-winning author on MMO today. Read about his writing process, how to write cinematically, the difference between noir and mystery. . .and much more! Check it out!
MMO: White Heat won the Shamus Award back in 2013. I really dig the setting (Los Angeles during the Rodney King riots) as well as Duke Rogers (the P.I. protagonist). Did you have the setting/context in mind first, or the character? How did that whole book “come together”?
Paul: It’s kind of like the chicken and egg question, isn’t it? And after all this time and so many words under the bridge also a little hard to remember. But setting and context are always important to me. People have said that Los Angeles (in particular) is like another character in my books and stories. I think the character of a city influences…
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July Reading: A Moveable Feast
From Marina Sofia, at: findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com
Not my most productive reading month, tempting though it might have been to bury myself in a book instead of dealing with removal minutiae. #20booksofsummer Isabel Costello: Paris Mon Amour Colin N…
Source: July Reading: A Moveable Feast
To Market, To Market
Don’t miss mystery writer Kait Carson’s post on the marketing dilemmas today’s writers face!
Today’s blog will be short and sweet—stop that cheering—I can hear you!
There used to be a saying that “writers write, that’s what they do.” It was true at one time. Back in the days of the big however many houses when author marketing was largely handled by the publicity and/or marketing departments of the author’s house. Back in the day, the marketing department arranged the publicity, bought the ads and air time, sold the books not only to bookstores (there were a lot of them pre- ereaders), but to book clubs and book of the month style clubs. A well-known writer’s book (and even books of lesser known writers) were splashed everywhere. At least for a few months. Alas, no more.
Yes, there are still big houses—I think we are down to four, although it may be three. Hard to keep track. And to some extent they do some…
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Be sure to check out writer Marina Sofia’s blog. Inspiring!
Some people have published books, while others have proferred excuses. Some people say: ‘Yes, I want to write’, others say: ‘Yes, but I don’t have the time’. Which is…
You Can Run a Household*
Read Margot Kinberg’s delightful post on the importance of secondary characters in mystery fiction!