B.R.Stateham's Blog – June 2009 Archive (7)

Which selection do you choose?

The recent discussion going on in John's 'The Ending' spot brings up an interesting question.



So you're standing in the bookstore and there are three detective novels you're seriously considering to puchase. You can only buy one. One books totes itself as being 'The next great Nero Wolfe or Ellery Queen!" A genuine puzzle in the traditionalist's style of writing.



The second is a new James Patterson serial-killer. One of his better ones.



The third is a book who… Continue

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 30, 2009 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Using Craigslist for promotion

The last few weeks I've been using Craigslist.com to promote my books. I took up a suggestion to give it a try, not expecting much one way or the other. But it's free. And it has the advantage of targeting specific cities around the world and across the US. And did I mention it was free?



It works. Every time I use it books sales on Barnes&Noble go up. So what if it's from one book a month to maybe two books a month? The evidence suggests it goes up. Since I don't have a publisher… Continue

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 28, 2009 at 4:55am — 2 Comments

What do you do when. . .

What do you do when you're suddenly hit with a brass coated inspiratoion-stick, and THE STORY for your greatest novel EVER blasts into your conscience in full living color? Do drop everything and beign writing? Do you take notes and wait for a later time? Do you just log it in your memory and wait until that first flush of excitement blows over. Have you trained yourself to not get exicted with that first tingling rush of excitement?



How do you know this story ranks higher than… Continue

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 21, 2009 at 2:42am — 3 Comments

J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise working together

Stories are circulating that J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise are working on a story-line for 'Mission Impossible 4.' Here we go again---a revamping of an old series. Still. . . . one can't just automatically pan it and say its rubbish. Cruise is still a bankable star, and after the success of Star Trek, Abrams is the biggest director in Tinsel Town. So the raw ingredients look attractive. Wonder what the plot is gonna be.

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 15, 2009 at 1:33am — 2 Comments

A nice review for my fantasy novel, Roland of the High Crags: Evil Arises

It's not a mystery novel. . . and it is one of my dreaded 'self-published' novels. But it obtained a rather nice review from a British sci/fi online magazine. Go check it out at www.totalscifionline.com/reviews/3608-roland-of-the-high-crags-evil-arises

Not bad for an amateur.

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 11, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

My short story, 'Justice' up today on Crookedwebzine

Crookedwebzine today has my short story, 'Justice' up and running. The story has my two homicide detectives, Turner Hahn and Frank Morales, it it. These two are in my novel, Murderous Passions. If you get time, drop by on the web and give it a look.

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 10, 2009 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

Really sad news

It was really sad news to read this morning David Carradine apparently took his own life by hanging himself in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thialand. Carradine was seventy-two years old. Why did he choose Bangkok will be interesting to find out. As I said on another site, if I was a writer of detective fiction I would look at this story and become a wee bit suspicious. But, frankly, stranger things have happened.

Added by B.R.Stateham on June 5, 2009 at 5:51am — 7 Comments

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