March is Women's History Month in most of the world (except Canada), so here's five fictional female detectives that you probably don’t know, but should.
Tips on how to write contemporary magical realism.
Crime writers can learn a lot about their craft from well-written comic books. Here's five superb crime comics to whet your appetite.
In: Crime Fiction, Crime Writers' Association, detective, Forensics, Horror, Investigation, Research, Research, True Crime, Writing the Crime Scene
A guide to writing realistic depictions of arson and fire investigation in crime fiction.
101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet
A guide to writing realistic depictions of gunshot wounds, as well as their treatment and recovery, in crime and horror fiction.
A guide to researching and writing about autopsies in crime and horror fiction.
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.
10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction
A guide to researching and writing dialogue for law enforcement characters in crime fiction.
An article about myths, misconceptions and common mistakes when crime authors write about guns.
Some tips and advice about how to continue your writing education.
This is a basic guide for crime fiction writers including research tips and links. This months topic is 'dead bodies'.
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.
Whether your protagonist is a hotshot attorney walking into a murder trial or a convicted criminal awaiting his appeal, it’s important that you maintain your authority by using the correct jargon.
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.
Advice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.
By Rob Hart
If you want to get the feel for a town, strip clubs are a good place to start. Rob Hart shares his strip club experiences and how they've influenced his new novel, CITY OF ROSE.
What happens if you need to set a story in a place you've never seen? Melissa F. Olson, author of the Boundary Magic series, walks you through how to plan a location research trip.
Procrastination doesn’t have to be a complete waste of time. Instead, it can be only sort of a waste of time.
It's the most trite piece of advice any writer can receive...or is it?
You've learned how to combine stock images to create vaguely interesting book covers. Time to learn some easy typography tricks.
Information on where writer's block comes from, and how to fix it.
In: Harlan Ellison, HWA, Jeff VanderMeer, List, Research, Robert McKee, screenwriting, Stephen King, Wonderbook
Sometimes you'd rather read about writing than write. That's okay, we got you covered.