Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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Crime Writer’s Resource

Crime writer’s resource, links, crime experts, writing, crime writing, police, detective, novels, suecoletta.com, craft books, how to write crime scene

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ThrillWriting: Self-protection in Fiction – Carrying a Kubotan – Information for Writers

Self-protection in Fiction – Carrying a Kubotan #amwriting #blog #mysteries #crime #suspense #fiction https://t.co/FJeBotNcR2

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Who dunnit? Top tips for writing detective fiction

From red herrings to maguffins to double identities, Knightley and Son author Rohan Gavin shares the secrets of writing great detective stories

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Writers, your readers have changed because of television and movies! Blame the CSI Effect! 

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Police Inteviews: Preparation and Rapport Building for Writers 

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Cops Gone Bad: Info for Writers w/ Chief Scott Silverii

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Murder She Wrote: Homicide Info for Writers 

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I’ve Got My Eye On You: Surveillence for Writers

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Domestic Terrorism: Info for Writers w/ Cpl Allen Norton

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Home Invasions Part 1: Info for Writers With Rock Higgins 

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Tom Gauld on murder methods for modern mystery writers – cartoon

Following the new BBC adaptation of And Then There Were None, Tom detects the perilous endings that await modern-day murder mystery victims

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Self publishing, Kindle Worlds, and Brash Books with Lee Goldberg

Self publishing, Kindle Worlds, and Brash Books with Lee Goldberg

By Chris Well

“Fueled by their successes in self-publishing, Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman launched Brash Books to help other crime writers find a broader audience. Lee is a successful TV writer/producer, and the author of more than 40 books–including several original mysteries in the “Monk” series, and the New York Times bestselling Fox & O’Hare series that he co-writes with Janet Evanovich. In this interview, Lee shares his journey from traditional publishing to self-publishing–and how it led him to publish others. He also explains why he walked away from “Monk,” how The Dead Man became part of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds, and why authors shouldn’t rush to publish…”

 

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Five habits that led to Ian Rankin’s success as a fiction crime writer

Five habits that led to Ian Rankin’s success as a fiction crime writer

By Courtney Shea

“Scotland’s Ian Rankin considers himself an accidental crime novelist, having fallen into the genre that made him a star. His latest, Even Dogs in the Wild, marks the 20th time out for everyone’s favourite curmudgeon, Detective Inspector Rebus. Here Rankin – who starts the Canadian leg of his book tour in Vancouver next week – shares some of the secrets to his success, including why writing sex is a not-very-sexy endeavour…”

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I Won’t Do That

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By Margot Kinberg

“One thing that crime fiction shows us is the complexity of human nature. We see just a part of that complexity when we think about people’s personal ‘codes of conduct.’..”


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Why Do So Many Washington Lawyers Write Fiction?

Why Do So Many Washington Lawyers Write Fiction?

By Britt Peterson

“Ronald Goldfarb, a tanned, white-haired attorney with very black eyebrows and the self-assurance to tell the same jokes multiple times in front of the same person, published two books this year. One—a collection of essays he edited by various experts on Edward Snowden—would seem to be the one being feted last May at the Dupont Circle offices of the PR firm Levick, where an after-work crowd mingled over white wine in plastic cups and a sweaty grapes-and-cheddar plate. But the party was also celebrating the release of a very different book: Goldfarb’s romance novel, Courtship: A Novel of Life, Love, and the Law, published under the pen name RL Sommer…”

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In Memory of Ann Rule: 9 Tips for Breaking Into True Crime Writing

In Memory of Ann Rule

By Zachary Petit

Bestseller Ann Rule had a heck of a journey to becoming a writer. Here is her incredible personal saga, and her tips on how to break into true crime. Bestseller Ann Rule had a heck of a journey to becoming a writer—something she never really wanted to be in the first place. “All I ever wanted to be was a police officer,” she told the crowd in her ThrillerFest session “How to Stalk a Serial Killer and Tell the Gruesome Tale: All You Need to Know to Write Great True Crime.” “The one thing I knew I didn’t want to be was a writer.” Rule thought it was all too hard—heck, you’d have to rewrite what you already wrote.

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