Common Problems in Crime and Mystery Writing Detectives are everywhere these days. Crime novels are becoming increasingly popular and the trend has carried over into television with gusto. Crime fiction, which includes thrillers and mysteries, accounts for 25 to 40 percent of all fiction book sales. But why is the crime genre so popular? There
The Enduring Popularity of Fairy Tales Lately, fairy tales are everywhere in movies and on television. Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, which was released in the U.S. earlier this year, is just the latest of many fairy tale retellings and spin-offs. The 2014 remake of Into the Woods put a full cast
Self-publishing has had a significant impact on the book industry in the last five to ten years. Without publishing companies controlling the market, writers have had more freedom to focus on the type of books they’re interested in. There has been a shift toward genre writing and self-publishing has revitalized a number of genres that
If you’ve been looking for tips to improve your writing, you’ve probably been advised to make a habit of daily writing. This is good advice, but many writers still don’t take the time to sit down and write even a few short paragraphs on a daily basis. If this is such great advice, why do
If you write regularly, you probably already know that writing is good for your mental health and offers an important creative outlet. You also likely know that making a habit of writing can help you grow as a writer. But have you considered the way you write? Does it make a difference if you write
Few genres have readerships as large and as dedicated as fantasy. It is popular for a number of reasons, including the fact that the only limit to a fantasy book is the imagination of the writer. But the many possibilities of the fantasy genre are also one of its greatest weaknesses. Some writers end up
When you’ve written a fantastic book or story, there may be people who want to plagiarize your work or sell it as their own. Thanks to the Internet and various forms of e-publishing, it’s easier than ever to plagiarize and pirate writing. This is why authors need to be careful about managing their intellectual property.
The Internet is full of advice on how to write better, especially from famous and successful writers. But it can be difficult to sort through all of those tips, many of which contradict each other. So how do we know which nuggets of advice are worth our time? The editors at NWA Publishing have put