• MICHAEL D. MANLEY

    MYSTERY AUTHOR


    The EVIL acts of supremely wicked people we call KILLERS have both fascinated and frightened polite society for many years.

    www.michaelmanleywriter.com

    MY GOALS

    The evil acts of supremely wicked people we call killers have both fascinated and frightened polite society for many years. Given how gruesome murder can be, it's no wonder why it continues to captivate the human interest. Do we all have a hidden side that lusts for the forbidden? Many of us might have a dark thought or motive from time to time, but there’s a world of difference between thought and action, between fantasizing and doing.


    As a writer, I seek to explore the willingness of some to step over the line and turn their twisted thoughts into horrible reality. That’s the journey I want to put the reader on and that’s the experience I hope YOU have.  Can we all be pushed to commit the ultimate taboo? 


    Crafting a thrilling crime novel is always a challenge but I've enjoyed every minute and aspect of it!

    I Appreciate YOU!

    Thank YOU for checking out my website! I welcome any questions or feedback you have about my books {CURRENTLY 3 SERIES IN-PRINT: 8 CRIME-FICTION NOVELS}.


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    I sincerely appreciate your interest in my work. 


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    3 CRIME-FICTION SERIES: 8 BOOKS

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    DARN GOOD RESEARCH THAT WON'T DRAIN YOUR WALLET

    If you’re intending to embark on a career as a writer, there’s a secret you should know: when it comes to doing research, you’ll be picking up the tab. The goal of this article is to present you with an overview of how you can conduct efficient research while ensuring prompt payment of that all-important gym membership each and every month. Let’s warm-up with some basics before moving on to the heavy lifting!


    Authors face many economic challenges, but one of the toughest is that they most often have to ante up their own cash to get the ball rolling. The average author stands a better chance of busting out ten one-arm chins-ups than getting elusive advance money up front to spend on research. As a beginning writer, you'll generally need to string together everything you can to figure out how to make your story work. But here's another little secret that no one but you needs to know: you don't need to spend anything if you don't want to.


    Thankfully, we’ve got a myriad of internet tools and search engines that can bring the world to your laptop screen. However, there’s no substitute for walking the streets where your characters walk. One more word about going online: BE CAREFUL! Make certain you always double-check your sources. Simply because something is posted doesn't make it true. The upside is access to a wide-variety of sources lightning fast. Let’s super-set this with some additional information about doing research on a budget, regardless of topic.


    Go to the local library. This might seem a no-brainer, but it’s often overlooked. Your public library grants you free access to knowledgable librarians eager to help, a litany of books, newspapers, and journals, plus lectures hosted by experts on a wide-range of topics. You can overtrain very easily, but you cannot overuse your library card.


    Go to the experts. If you wanted to know how to score well in the Mr. Universe contest, then you’d read the works of the late Mike Mentzer, who won the title in 1978 with the first and only perfect 300 score. Regardless of what you’re writing about, there’s nothing better than picking the brain of somebody who’s lived it. Just don’t forget to thank them in your acknowledgments. Along these same lines, network with other writers and reach out to readers. You will soon become keenly aware that these individuals are passionate about writing and deeply knowledgable about a wide-range of topics.


    BE RIGHT! Not every reader will fact-check your writing, but there are those who do. To build credibility, you’ve got to get the details right. In fiction, certain liberties may be taken. But if you put The Golden Gate Bridge smack dab in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, expect to be called out on the carpet! 

    THE ABOVE ARTICLE IS PART OF A SERIES WRITTEN ALONG WITH NORTH CAROLINA AUTHOR, VINCE GUAGLIONE. TO READ THE OTHER ARTICLES IN THE SERIES, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.vinceguaglione.com

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    MICHAEL D. MANLEY

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    website! I welcome any questions or feedback you have about my books.


    Please stay close for updates on the latest book releases, book signings, speaking engagements, and more... 


    Michael D. Manley