Now Write! Mysteries Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers

ISBN-10: 1585429031
ISBN-13: 9781585429035
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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!  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

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! Mysteriesteaches 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 Sleepersand 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.

Sherry Ellis's author interviews have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, Writer's Chronicle, Glimmer Train, and Agni, as well as other literary and arts magazines. A personal writing coach, she teaches writing in Concord, Massachusetts.

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