There are key elements that mystery readers expect so if you want to write a bestselling or award-winning mystery, check out this conversation with Rebecca Cantrell.
In the intro, I talk about the fantastic new audiobook partnership between Draft2Digital and Findaway Voices, which will be open to authors all over the world, give control over pricing to authors, and many more benefits. This is huge news! Click here to read more about it – launching 18 July, 2017.
I also comment on Amazon buying Whole Foods, IPR License launching an online Buy Rights button, Streetlib and Babelcube, and a New Scientist article which says that machines are predicted to be better than us at translating languages by 2024. I talk about how that might affect the translation market for authors and readers over the next 10 years. I also give a personal writing update and talk about longevity over an author and online career.
If you’re ready for binge reading this week, check out this amazing Mystery bundle from New York Times best-selling and multi-award winning authors. It contains historical mysteries—from 1931 Berlin to 1981 New Orleans; 21st-century stories—from internet stalking to teenage bullying; international crime fiction—from London grave robbers to a Toronto medical mystery. And, with the inclusion of more than 30 short stories, it not only covers every single mystery and crime sub-genre, but you can sample stories from Grand Masters and first-timers alike. It includes my novel Desecration – the book where I really found my voice 🙂 Available for a limited time 14 June – 6 July, 2017: StoryBundle.com/mystery
Rebecca Cantrell is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling and multi-award winning thriller and mystery author. Her series include The “Hannah Vogel” historical thrillers set in 1930s Berlin, the Joe Tesla contemporary thrillers, “The Order of the Sanguines”, supernatural thrillers with James Rollins, and “The Malibu Mysteries” with Sean Black.
- The differences between a mystery and a thriller
- What makes a good protagonist for a mystery
- How to create bad guys who aren't cliche
- Examples of foreshadowing and how it works in mysteries
- Books and other resources for those interested in writing a mystery
You can find Rebecca at RebeccaCantrell.com and on Twitter @rebeccacantrell