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.) Others included are: Simon Brett, Hallie Ephron, Meg Gardiner, Peter James, Christopher G. Moore, Michael Sears , and many others. No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling authors in one place.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2011
ISBN: 9781585429035
Branch Call Number: 808 .3872 NOW
Characteristics: xv, 365 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Sherry 1950-
Lamson, Laurie


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