When I decided to do yet another blog tour I intended to keep it short, just the last half of April. What changed things is when I asked people if they’d host me, some had particular days that they used guest blogs and before I knew it I was scheduling into the first half of May.
Some of the hosts have given me questions to answer, an interview, or even several suggestions, however others, like Linda, are leaving it up to me what I write about. After all, I should be able to come up with interesting topics, right?
The challenge comes in because it seems like I’ve written all the most fascinating stuff about me, my writing, or even the book that I’m promoting on this blog tour, which by the way is called A Crushing Death.
So far, I haven’t written about how I come up with titles. This particular one was easy because the mode of murder was so unusual. Other times I have no idea what I’m going to call a mystery until I’m done, and then the obvious title will come to me. Once someone gave me a title to use and I’d nearly finished writing the whole book before I knew how the title would tie in with the plot. In case you’re wondering which one, it’s called Murder in the Worst Degree.
Every book I write I read to my critique group, which I consider my first editor. If I’m really stumped as to what title to give a book, I ask them for suggestions. After all, the members of the group have heard the whole plot and usually one of them will come up with the perfect title.
So there it is, my hopefully interesting topic for Linda’ s blog.
If any of you have a great suggestion for figuring out titles for books, be sure and put it in the comment section.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith
A Crushing Death
A pile of rocks is found on a dead body beneath the condemned pier, a teacher is accused of molesting a student, the new police chief is threatened by someone she once arrested for attacking women, and Detective Milligan’s teenage daughter has a big problem.
F. M. Meredith who is also known as Marilyn Meredith is nearing the number of 40 published books. Besides being an author she is a wife, mother , grandma and great-grandmother. Though the Rocky Bluff she writes about is fictional, she lived for over twenty-years in a similar small beach town. Besides having many law enforcement officers in her family she counts many as friends. She teaches writing, loves to give presentations to writing and other groups, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America, three chapters of Sisters in Crime and on the board of Public Safety Writers Association.
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Contest: Once again, the person who comments on the most blogs during this tour, can have a character named after them in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. Tomorrow you can find me here: