Now Write! Mysteries

Now Write! Mysteries

Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises From Today's Best Authors and Teachers

Book - 2011
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The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards,-for the definitive guide to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories. Now Write! Mysteries teaches you everything you've ever wanted to know about crafting a page-turning mystery-from creating a believable detective hero (or terrifying villain), to using real-life cutting-edge investigative techniques to bring your story to life-with practical exercises taken directly from the pros: - Discover the best techniques for seamlessly integrating action into your story with John Lutz, New York Times-bestselling author of Urge to Kill, Night Kills, and Serial. - Learn how to fine-tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny, New York Times-bestselling author of the Armand Gamache mysteries. - Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and writer/producer for Law & Order, on how to compose a scene that lives up to your character's backstory. - Let Marcia Talley, Agatha- and Anthony-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable, engaging detective. (Hint: It's not about making him flawless.) No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling authors in one place. -- From publishers description.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2011.
ISBN: 9781585429035
1585429031
Branch Call Number: 808.3872 NOW
Characteristics: xv, 365 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Sherry 1950-
Lamson, Laurie

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