How to Become a Writer: Our Complete Guide

How to Become a Writer: Our Complete Guide

If you've ever wondered how to become a writer, we've got you covered. Learn about all the different types of professional writing and how to break into writing.

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Best Crime Books to Read in 2022

Best Crime Books to Read in 2022

What are the best crime books of all time? Here are our top 30 crime novels.

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Best Crime and Mystery Writing Prompts of 2022

Best Crime and Mystery Writing Prompts of 2022

Do you want to write a crime novel but don't know where to start? Here are 30 thrilling mystery writing prompts to get you writing the next whodunit.

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10 Best Mystery Characters

10 Best Mystery Characters

Some mystery characters are so memorable that they’ve become a part of our cultural canon. Take a look at our top ten favorites.

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How to Write a Mystery or Crime Novel: 8 Tips for Writing Crime Fiction

How to Write a Mystery or Crime Novel: 8 Tips for Writing Crime Fiction

So you want to know how to write a crime novel. Writing crime fiction requires juggling many details. Check out our top eight tips on how to write the next great mystery.

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30 Best Detective Books of All Time

30 Best Detective Books of All Time

Detective stories are a uniquely thrilling genre. Here are our top 30 favorite detective books.

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20 Crime Novels with Female Leads

20 Crime Novels with Female Leads

If you love crime novels and strong female protagonists, you'll love these twenty great mystery novels with female leads.

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Best Mystery Books of All Time: Top 25 Novels

Best Mystery Books of All Time: Top 25 Novels

Mystery. Suspense. Who doesn’t love a good brain twister, especially when you don’t find out until the end whodunnit? There are some big names on the list, but others might surprise you.

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How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

We look at how to modify The Hero’s Journey to outline a crime novel readers will love. Your imagination is key to developing characters and situations that make your story unique.

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Create Crime Characters to Thrill Your Readers

Create Crime Characters to Thrill Your Readers

Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.

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Short Stories: How to Share Them

Short Stories: How to Share Them

Short stories aren't quite as easy to sell as novels. Do you have a story you're fond of, yet you're unsure how to use it? If so, this article is for you.

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The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit Unlocked

The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit Unlocked

Your introduction to writing a whodunit, from the cast of characters you need to a framework to construct the puzzle at the heart of your mystery.

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Inspiration for Crime Writers: From Lee Child to Ann Cleeves

Inspiration for Crime Writers: From Lee Child to Ann Cleeves

Crime writers can seem like writing gods, but the quotes in this article might help them seem a little more human—and prove that if they can do it, you can do it too!

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4 Great Novel-Writing Apps That Are Totally Free

4 Great Novel-Writing Apps That Are Totally Free

If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!

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Settings: How to Make Yours Realistic

Settings: How to Make Yours Realistic

"Someone did something somewhere." That's every story at its most basic. The "somewhere" is setting, but "somewhere" isn't especially vivid. Here's how to make your settings feel detailed, interesting, and authentic.

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