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The Kindle Exclusive

Last year Amazon had a special incentive for writers if they gave Amazon an exclusive of their titles for one year.  In exchange they would…

Started by I. J. Parker

11 Jul 1, 2012
Reply by Kalen Cap

Social Media: Responsible for More Dead Novels than a Nazi Book Burning

The other day on the Facebook I had a chat with a friend about how social media sucks away time from writing. No, the irony didn't escape u…

Started by Benjamin Sobieck

9 Jun 23, 2012
Reply by minervaK

Are There Any Lines You Won't Cross?

The topic about the killing kids in crime fiction got me thinking: As writers, are there any lines we won't cross? Is there a personal tabo…

Started by Jonathan Francesco

13 Jun 20, 2012
Reply by Stacy

New to this discussion/forum

I've had my first e-book published by Kindle and Smashwords last month and are trying to promote it but does not seem to get anywhere.  Am…

Started by Ria Russouw

6 Jun 19, 2012
Reply by I. J. Parker

To those of you with agents

Can I read your successful query letter? Got my fourth rejection today for Nine Days, in less than 24 hours. I know that there are all sort…

Started by minervaK

30 Jun 14, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Francesco

When is it Acceptable to Kill Children in Crime Fiction?

After lengthy discussions on Facebook last week fueled by a dog death at the beginning of an e-book, the folks at Spinetingler Magazine got…

Started by Benjamin Sobieck

59 Jun 13, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Francesco

When is it acceptible to write from an animal's POV?

Can you suspend your disbelief if an author writes from a parrot's POV?  That's what Michael Chabron did in The Final Solution. The Final S…

Started by Susan

27 Jun 12, 2012
Reply by I. J. Parker



Started by minervaK

11 Jun 7, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Francesco


With all the information available today via the Internet, TV shows, textbooks, etc., concerning all aspects of forensics, it assists those…

Started by J. F. Juzwik

32 May 30, 2012
Reply by I. J. Parker

Don't Make This Mistake.

Two years ago, when I lost my third publisher and my agent told me she couldn't place my books again, I asked her if they would manage my e…

Started by I. J. Parker

6 May 25, 2012
Reply by I. J. Parker


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