Miranda Phillips Walker's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

Ready, Set, Action: Useful Websites for Mystery Writers!

Here is a list of a few of my favorite websites I use when writing a mystery:

http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/csi-response.html Includes Crime Scene Investigation resources, training, articles and links to forensic web pages.

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/forensics.shtml Comprehensive resource covering forensic identification.

http://www.terryburns.net/COPS_CRIME.htm Articles related to crime scene investigations, physical… Continue

Added by Miranda Phillips Walker on July 23, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments


Do your homework to cut down on rejections on your part. You should have gone through Writer's Market 2009, Jeff Herman's guide to book publishers, editors and agents, Preditors & Editors, Agent Query. Very important, always match the correct genre. It would would be a hugh mistake to send a romance to an agent/pubshier that only handles mysteries, but you won't believe how often this happens. Now the fun part let's all play are favorite childhood game, Simon Says, remember if you don't do… Continue

Added by Miranda Phillips Walker on July 13, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Marketing Your Novel with Success!

Alrighty then, your book has been published--Great! Now the hard work really starts, you need to know it's up to you to promote it. I know some of you are working with a large publishing house and think your covered. Well take off your rose colored glasses. Yes, the big houses will do some promo work, but it's not like it use to be, with budget and staff cuts all around, you can't sit back and hope magic happens. If you don't know this, take note, publishers and agents you will deal with from… Continue

Added by Miranda Phillips Walker on July 11, 2009 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

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