Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mystery Links (15 Mar 08)

On Writers Plot, guest blogger Peggy Ehrhart shares what she learned when Mystery Writers of America asked 40 successful mystery writers to critique 40 unpublished projects: "What Makes A Good Mystery?"

At her blog Elizabeth Writes, Heartsong Presents Mystery novelist Elizabeth Ludwig outlines ten easy ways she learned to raise her profile among search engines: "Google is Ga-Ga Over Me!"

Self-promotion czar J.A. Konrath blogs regularly about ways writers can promote their books. Now, he shares what not to do: "Bad Promotion Techniques"

Over at Spyglass Lane, the official HPM* blog, the authors continue to preview upcoming titles:
"Fortune...or Fate?"
"BE AFRAID"
"LaTisha Blogs"

*("HPM" is, of course, Heartsong Presents -- Mysteries!, the nifty new cozy mystery imprint that comes right to your mailbox. Subscribe today!)

And some items of interest over at TitleTrakk.com Book News, including "ECPA moves book awards from ICRS" ... "Summary of Sinner by Ted Dekker" ... "Less Than Dead by Tim Downs" ... "Carol & Gary Johnson stepping down at Bethany House" ... "Field of Blood by Eric Wilson" (vampires!) ... and "Marcher Lord Press Grand Prize Announced!" (trip to ComicCon!).
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.