Want To Write A Murder Mystery? Here’s How

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Congratulations! You’ve picked one of the reading world’s all-time favorite genres. And with all the subgenres, you have loads of opportunities and choices when writing a murder mystery.

Although there’s room for a LOT of variety in this genre, the overall structure is pretty consistent.

In this guide on how to write a murder mystery, we’ll show you what makes mystery a great choice for your first debut as a fiction author — especially if you enjoy reading and watching them.

You probably have your favorites, too. And the more you learn about how to write mystery, the better sense you’ll have of which subgenre you want to focus on.

Let’s cover the basics before we get down to business.

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List of Book Genres: 30 Fiction And Nonfiction Genres You Should Know

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What’s so important about knowing the genres of books?

Well, if you’re an author with a work in progress, you’ll want to know its genre to ensure your ideal readers find and read it.

List a science fiction novel as a paranormal romance, for example, and you’ll likely end up with a flurry of negative reviews. No one wants that.

Readers of specific book genres have expectations you’ll want to meet if you want them to enjoy your book and recommend it to others.

You also want readers to see your book’s cover and know it’s the genre they want.

So, knowing your book’s genre not only helps with marketing. It can make all the difference in your writing career.

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How To Write A Children’s Book: All You Need To Know

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Interested in writing children’s books?

Maybe you already have a particular smiling face in mind — or a classroom full of them.

Perhaps you already have an idea for a story book, but you’re not sure how to turn it into a finished book for the right age group. And once you get it written and illustrated, do you know how to get a children’s book published?

Fortunately, once you do learn how to write a children’s book, getting it published is a matter of following a few easy steps, much like publishing books for older readers.

And today’s children’s book authors have plenty of helpful tools and resources at their disposal.

Are you ready to get started writing books for children? Read on to learn all you need to know to get started.

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17 Things to Write About For Your Next Nonfiction Book

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You’re sitting at your computer (or with a pen and paper) making a list of things to write about for your next nonfiction book — which will be even better than the last one.

No pressure finding a topic.

But you’re still stuck on book idea number one. And your renegade brain is still working on that last conversation you had and what you should have said.

Or maybe you’re thinking, “Just ten good ideas — any ideas — and I’ll pour myself a glass of something nice and watch another episode of Superstore.”

But the writing idea machine is jammed again. And you’re still wondering what topics to write about.

What should I write about?

You know how Google works when you type in a word or phrase. A drop-down menu appears with suggestions based on your browsing history and that of other Google users.

So, ask yourself, “What am I thinking right now?” or “What is bothering me?” or “What would I love?” and just start randomly writing whatever comes to mind.

You might be surprised at how much you end up writing — and how many writing ideas you can draw from it.

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How To Use The Rule Of 30,000 To Make A Profit On Amazon

How to Use the Rule of 30,000 to Make a Profit on Amazon

Perhaps you’re one of the thousands of people bitten by the writing bug who would love to make a living from writing books all day.

Can it be done? Absolutely!

The world of publishing has changed dramatically in the last ten years. Self-publishing your book doesn’t have the negative reputation it once did. In fact, thousands of authors have self-published because it gives them more control over their work and a greater share of the profits.

Some self-published authors have received movie deals and created seven figure royalties, not to mention millions of readers who now recognize the author’s name and enjoy their work.

Amazon has given self-published authors the necessary tools and resources to edit, format and distribute their books to readers around the world.

Not only can authors track sales with up-to-date rankings and analytics, but they can also research and choose a profitable niche by understanding the 30,000 Rule in Amazon’s Best Seller rankings.

Wait … You had no idea you could predetermine profitable book niches?

Read on to discover how to use the Amazon Best Seller rank – 30,000 rule:

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ASP 61: Anatomy of a Book Series Launch – Emotional Abuse Breakthrough

Barrie answers questions to teach other self-published authors how to leverage blog content into several great income streams.

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” — Stephen King Barrie has written and published two books in a series of three on the topic of emotional abuse. Today, she answers questions to teach other self-published authors how to leverage blog content into several great income streams. Barrie also shares some of … Read more

ASP 50: Dave Chesson on Amazon’s Algorithm and KDP Rocket

“A key issue that many self-publishers face every day is they have the ability to write excellent works, but have little experience with marketing. Too many authors hope that if they write it, people will come.” – Dave Chesson Kindlepreneur – one of the most in-depth blogs on kindle and self-publishing Steve has ever read … Read more