October is MYSTERY MONTH on the Author Chronicles! Yesterday guest blogger Dennis Tafoya , our second Mystery Month author guest, commented on the challenges facing crime/mystery writers and how some well-known authors meet those challenges.
To enter the contest to win a signed copy of his latest book The Wolves of Fairmount Park, simply leave a blog comment on his post. Deadline for comments to be eligible for the contest is Sunday, October 16 at 11:59 PM Eastern DST. The winner will be chosen at random (using Random.org) from those who leave comments and will be announced Monday, October 17.
What is one of the last things you should do with your WIP? Read it out loud!
2 posts on how to avoid “Buried Dialogue”.
What is the difference between an idea for a story and a concept for a story?
Chuck Wendig interviews Joelle Charbonneau on how to write a great mystery, great characters and hat-wearing camels.
From agent Rachelle Gardner, What Not To Say In A Query Letter.
And what does a writer need by the bucket full? Patience!
Is giving an author his/her own imprint a publishing gimmick doomed to failure, or smart marketing? Do readers really care?
B&N is removing 100 DC graphic novels from stores: But likely only for four months.
How to boil your story down into a pitch.
When to stop working on your book.
You get a rejection and…what’s next?
THE “UNIQUE” SHELF
The value of good grammar (and how it can save lives!).
For those of us WITHOUT a delicate stomach, 25 things you should know about writing horror