Doug Hewitt's Blog (9)

Fear in Mystery Novels

Today I have a guest post on the Dark Phantom website. I wrote a little post (an article, really) titled “Writing a Murder Mystery and Using Fear.”



I suppose with my background of writing horror stories, using fear in mystery novels comes naturally! But, read my post to see what I have to say. There've been a few comments already on the posting.



Visit:



Dark Phantom



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Added by Doug Hewitt on February 10, 2009 at 1:19pm — No Comments

The Virtual Book Tour Gets Back In Gear

Tomorrow starts week 2 of my virtual blog tour. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's stop, which will feature a book review of The Dead Guy.



Visit the Literary Menagerie tomorrow to see how the review goes. This reviewer pulls no stops! If she doesn't like the book, she'll say so. Where's the drum roll?



Stay tuned as mystery author Doug Hewitt tours the internet with his novel The Dead Guy.



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Added by Doug Hewitt on February 9, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Mystery Author Doug Hewitt Guest Blog at Book Marketing Buzz

I had a great post over at Book Marketing Buzz. So far, there have been seven comments. There is general agreement about The Dead Guy--it has a great cover!



Tomorrow, I appear on Fictionary. I have a post titled "Why write a novel? What's in it for me?"



I think it has some great insights into the mind of a mystery writer, so be sure to check it out!



See ya on the blogging trail ...



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Added by Doug Hewitt on February 6, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Mystery Author Doug Hewitt Guest Blog at Book Marketing Buzz

The virtual book tour continues!



For anyone trying to promote a book, I have a guest blog tomorrow at the Book Marketing Buzz website. The title of the blog is Three Strategies to Promote Your Book. It's my first guest post, so I appreciate the opportunity.



To see what I have to say about promotion, go to:



Book Marketing Buzz



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Added by Doug Hewitt on February 5, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Mystery Author Doug Hewitt Interviews Jack Thigpen

I enjoyed my virtual tour stops today, and it just keeps getting better. One of the promotional ideas I had was to have an



interview with my main character in The Dead Guy, Jack Thigpen. Let's face it; I didn't really give Jack a fair shake, giving him



a fatal, untreatable disease in Chapter 1.



And so what would Jack have to say to me?



Read my interview with Jack Thigpen, and see what he has to say to mystery author Doug Hewitt.



It's here… Continue

Added by Doug Hewitt on February 4, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

February 3rd Virtual Book Tour Stops for The Dead Guy and mystery author Doug Hewitt

Today's virtual tour stops were great, but tomorrow's are even better!



You can read a wonderfully insightful review of my mystery novel The Dead Guy at:

Roxi's Random Ramblings.



And there's an excerpt from The Dead Guy (with some of my personal comments) at:

The Plot.



And of course, as a mystery author, I would… Continue

Added by Doug Hewitt on February 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mystery Author Doug Hewitt interviewed at American Chronicle

Mystery Author Doug Hewitt interviewed at American Chronicle

My February virtual blog tour started today. I get interviewed by bloggers and book reviewers all across the Internet.

Today’s interview has some interesting questions about how I became a mystery author and how I came to write The Dead Guy, a Motown Mystery Novel



Check out my personal story at:…

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Added by Doug Hewitt on February 2, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Free First Chapter of The Dead Guy

I forgot to mention that anyone can go to HewittsBooks and open a FREE PDF file with the first chapter of The Dead Guy.



Why not give it a quick read? It's a short chapter, and if it doesn't hook you, fine. But you might find that you need to read on ...



Thanks!

Doug…





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Added by Doug Hewitt on January 6, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Mr. Potato Heads Reenact Crime Scene

I suppose this is somewhat self promoting, but I think member will enjoy watching a rather funny reenactment of a crime scene from my murder mystery novel The Dead Guy. The characters are portrayed by a couple of Mr. Potato Heads.





It's on YouTube.

Here's the link:…

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Added by Doug Hewitt on December 28, 2008 at 3:25am — No Comments

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