A Novel Done…
Spent the entire day out picking for collectables. Had a blast. Found some fun stuff and about 40 hardbacks for the store.
Then home around 8:30 to cook dinner and then did some reading for the challenges, then went to my writing computer and got the novel finished. It clocked in at 44,000 words.
So tomorrow night, with luck, I will turn in another volume of Smith’s Monthly.
Patreon supporters and Smith’s Monthly subscribers, a bunch of stuff will be headed your way starting in a week or so.
JULY ONLINE WORKSHOPS
All have openings at the moment. Information at
Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page.
Class #1… July 11th … Depth #3: Research
Class #2… July 11th … Author Voice
Class #3… July 11th … Business
Class #4… July 11th … Endings
Class #5… July 11th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #6… July 11th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #7… July 12th … Depth in Writing
Class #8… July 12th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #9… July 12th … Cliffhangers
Class #10… July 12th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #11… July 12th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #12… July 12th … Writing Fantasy
Depth #3: Research and Writing Fantasy are both new this month and will fill quickly.
Dark Crimes Bundle
I want to remind everyone that I am in a fantastic bundle called Dark Crimes on Storybundle.com/mystery.
Dark Crimes Bundle has two anthologies and eight crime novels.
Folks, this is some great reading here.
And my novel Kill Game: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery is in this Dark Crimes Bundle. It is the first book in that series and even though the books in the series stand alone, you can see the origin of my series. It is a puzzle mystery novel.
I did this before, but I want to put it here again tonight. Here is what Kristine Kathryn Rusch said about the Dark Crimes Bundle after she put it together.
I have only a handful of requirements of crime fiction—innovative characters, twisty plots, concrete settings, and great voice. Not many mystery writers manage to hit each requirement. I’ve read so much crime fiction that I’m hard to surprise. I get irritated when I can’t “see” the setting. I don’t want to hang out with the same kind of characters who show up on TV. And I really want to hear someone whisper in my ear as I’m reading.
Every writer in this bundle hits all my crime fiction requirements. In fact, every writer here exceeds them—always surprising me, always entertaining me.
I love the work of each writer in this bundle. In one way or another, I’ve worked with each one of them. I’m not the only one who recognizes their quality either. We have New York Times bestsellers, Macavity winners, Shamus winners, Derringer winners, ITW Thriller Writer award winners, and international bestsellers.
We have first books in some great ongoing series. We have some stellar short story collections, which will allow you to sample the work of even more writers. We have historicals—from 1931 Berlin to 1981 New Orleans. We have 21st century stories—from internet stalking to teenage bullying. We have international crime fiction—from London grave robbers to a Toronto medical mystery. And, with the inclusion of more than 30 short stories, we not only cover every single mystery and crime subgenre, we also manage to sample stories from Grand Masters and first-timers alike.
If you like mystery and crime fiction as much as I do, you’ll love this bundle. And if you’re new to the genre, this bundle will introduce you to enough authors to influence your reading for years to come.
Also, in the spirit of adventure, let me also point out our charity. In the past twenty years, the online gaming world has become a major place for people all over the world to interact with each other. AbleGamers makes it possible for people with disabilities to participate, by providing everything from equipment personalized for each person’s needs to advice to the game developers on how to make their entertainment accessible.
Entertainment takes our mind off the troubles in the world, even when we’re exploring the world’s dark corners, as we do in this bundle. As you pick up a copy of this bundle, please consider throwing in a few dollars to help AbleGamers. You’ll get great books to read, and someone somewhere will get a shiny piece of equipment to help them find a few hours of escape as well.
Thanks! – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The initial titles in the Dark Crimes Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:
- Grim Reaper by O’Neil De Noux
- Easy Innocence by Libby Fischer Hellmann
- Spree by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Fiction River Special: Crime by Fiction River
- Pretty Little Horses by Annie Reed
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all five of the regular titles, plus five more!
- A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell
- Notorious D.O.C. by Melissa Yi
- Year’s Best Crime & Mystery Stories 2016 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and John Helfers
- Desecration by J.F. Penn
- Kill Game – A Cold Poker Gang Mystery by Dean Wesley Smith
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com/mystery
It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!
It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.