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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
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.