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Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America

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Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever

In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of America share insights and advice that can help make your writing dreams a reality.

You'll learn how to:

Develop unique ideas

Construct an airtight plot packed with intrigue and suspense

Create compelling characters and atmospheric settings

Develop a writing style all your own

Write convincing dialogue

Choose the appropriate point of view

Work with an agent

Conduct accurate research

and much, much more

You'll also find special guidelines for creating clues, dropping red herrings, and writing medical, legal, historical, true crime, and young adult mysteries. It's all the information you need to solve the mystery-writing riddle

Synopsis:

In this newly revised edition of the Mystery Writers of America classic, Grafton weaves the experience of today's top authors into a comprehensive how-to.

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ISBN:
9781582971025
Editor:
Grafton, Sue
Author:
Burke, Jan
Editor:
Grafton, Sue
Author:
Grafton, Sue
Author:
Zeman, Barry
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Genre Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.06x6.14x.94 in. 1.05 lbs.

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