FAVORITE MYSTERY WRITERS' TIPS & CURRENT  SELECTIONS

CAUTION:
THESE AUTHORS COULD
MAKE YOU AFRAID OF
YOUR OWN SHADOW!!!
"Pay absolute attention to any and
all advice doled out by old writers,
have, the illusion that young writers
think we have something to say.
-- But on a more serious note -- try
action sequences. You could
throw your 'Voice' out
doing a thing like that."
Absolute Instinct
City for Ransom
"Never tell your story, show it with
action and dialogue" is the best
advice of Beverly J Scott/Word
wizard and wise woman.
Beverly J.
Scott
Jena's
Choice
Righteous
Revenge
 
www.brandtdodson.com
Brandt Dodson
Original Sin
Seventy Times Seven
"Advice: Before you
criticize someone you
should walk a mile in
their shoes. That way
you're a mile away and
you have their shoes."

"Respect your  
readers, do the            
research!"
Kate Collins, Author of the Flower Shop Mysteries
Dearly Depotted - July 2005
Snipped in the Bud - May 2006
www.tech-conrite.com

"Write the book you need to
write, not what the market or
should write. Be true to
yourself and your muse first;
the marketers can wait."
Jerry Hooten
Don't Talk to Strangers

"Write what you know, but add to
it. Any work situation can be made
into a marvelous story, so steal the
setting of your most memorable
job. But don't forget--as I did at
first--you can change the ending,
first--you can change the ending,
alter the sex and appearance of
the characters, and include events
that never happened."
T.A. (Todd) Stone
Novelist's Boot Camp
No Place Like Home
Sarah Wisseman
Bound for Eternity
The Dead Sea Codex
sarahwisseman.home.insightbb.com
than to be correct." (Benjamin
Disraeli quote which every writer
who has been criticized should
keep at hand.)
www.jesslourey.com
Jess Lourey
May Day, March 2006
June Bug, March 2007
Peter Rennebohm
French Creek
Blue Springs

"I write something every
day.  The act of creating
words on paper on a daily
basis becomes a habit and
then a lifestyle."

Don't get a big
head and don't
talk to  
yourself in
public."
Anne Frasier
Hush, Play Dead
annefrasier.blogspot.com/
Luisa Buehler
The Lion Tamer: A Caged Death
The Station Master: A Scheduled Death
"Get nice business
cards made, with
the cover of your
book on the  front
and your contact
info and a good
blurb on the back.  
And then remember
to keep them handy
all the time.  They
impress people,
and they sure look
cool!"
"My advice
is to not
give up. Sometimes
it's a hard road to
publication, full of
rejection and
criticism. Keep
moving forward and
you will succeed."
www.judyclemens.com
Heather Webber
Trouble in Spades
Digging up Trouble
Judy Clemens
Till The Cows Come Home
Three Can Keep A Secret
www.heatherwebber.com
TRY TWO WRONGS BY MORGAN MANDEL
FOR FAST-PACED, POIGNANT SUSPENSE.
www.luisabuehler.com
www.beverlyjscott.com
www.robertwwalkerbooks.com

"My advice to any writer is: Read,
read, read and write, write, write."
katecollinsbooks.com
www.storytellerroad.com

"Make sure to kill only those who really
deserve killing-- scare the rest of them."
www.prennebohm.com