Articles of interest to Writers and Readers

Technical Information for Writers

Mastering the plot points that matterhttps://tinyurl.com/y9z8g5go

10 Plot twist ideas and prompts for writers: https://tinyurl.com/yyzztat7

Tired plot clichés to avoid: https://tinyurl.com/y2efkpry

Tips for giving your characters the best names: https://tinyurl.com/y5ac6jxk

Reveal character backstory strategically:  https://tinyurl.com/y5aagnqm

Use of backstory in your novelhttps://tinyurl.com/ts5vwa7

Ground your reader with story settinghttps://tinyurl.com/yygqw58o

Visual storytelling in character-driven drama:  https://tinyurl.com/rgt6nqv 

Writing multiple POVs: https://tinyurl.com/vvt5wsz         

10 Ways to hook your readers (and keep them reading)https://tinyurl.com/yany6ctf

Tips to Writing Eye-Catching Headlineshttps://tinyurl.com/ycd4tpnm

How to write the perfect book description (blurb): https://tinyurl.com/yc3kodea

How to write an enticing book descriptionhttps://tinyurl.com/sftmskx

4 Steps for perfecting One-Page and Long-Form Synopses: https://tinyurl.com/tmtyb9p

Tips for Creating an Enticing Book Cover: https://tinyurl.com/ujwsk2r

How to find and work with beta-readers: https://tinyurl.com/y8za5a67

Resources for Writers

Rule of fiction logicTruth stranger than fiction (vintage article by Lawrence Block): https://tinyurl.com/skmvp2e

Should you copyright your writing before submitting to agents and editors?https://tinyurl.com/svqf3ng

Best writing advice websites: https://tinyurl.com/y2yaq35y

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2020https://tinyurl.com/ybh6a5mp

75 Grammar rules for writers: https://tinyurl.com/yyfhvh3k

63 Grammar rules for writershttps://tinyurl.com/y9u9uf4v

What you need to know about writing critique groups:  https://tinyurl.com/v4jw323

Apple Books for Authors: Resources on writing, publishing, and marketing books on the platform: https://tinyurl.com/ya6jxksd

How to get book bloggers to promote your book:  https://tinyurl.com/wp3brln

How to find and work with beta-readers: https://tinyurl.com/y8za5a67

Articles on how to write publishable short stories: https: //tinyurl.com/wg5cdxg

General Information for Mystery Writers/Readers

Difference between crime novels, mystery novels and thrillers: https://tinyurl.com/l35qwg8

List of crime scene Do Notshttps://tinyurl.com/ycfxyygj

When does appropriation become plagiarism? https://tinyurl.com/tp9ksa5

The state of crime-writing in 2020: Parts 1 & 2https://tinyurl.com/ybtc9ucp  https://tinyurl.com/y7x9zojj

Ten iconic crime fiction series of the 1960s to binge readhttps://tinyurl.com/ydyhcabw

12 Gripping true crime bookshttps://tinyurl.com/yahptffh

The women who shaped the past 100 years of American literature: https://tinyurl.com/yyy8ffbl

100 Years of Agatha Christie novels: https://tinyurl.com/y2eyb4zu

Agatha Christie’s influence on mystery writers: https://tinyurl.com/y2mcgxn5

100 Common publishing terms: https://tinyurl.com/wa5coj8

What was the bestselling book the year you were born?: https://tinyurl.com/y984yzto

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