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Writing Mysteries

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ISBN-10: 1582971021

ISBN-13: 9781582971025

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Sue Grafton

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With Writing Mysteries, a writer's conference of sorts, readers will learn how to make stories more taut, more real, more immediate and more fraught with tension.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Italian historian and archaeologist Valerio Massimo Manfredi is a professor of classical archaeology at the University of Milan. He was named Man of the Year 1999 by the American Biographical Institute for this bestselling trilogy. Manfredi's books have been published in France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.Italian historian and archaeologist Valerio Massimo Manfredi is a professor of classical archaeology at the University of Milan. He was named Man of the Year 1999 by the American Biographical Institute for this bestselling trilogy. Manfredi's books have been published in France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.Sue Grafton was born in…    

Introduction
Preparation
The Rules and How to Bend Them
Sparks, Triggers, and Flashes
On Work Schedules
Writing With a Partner, or ... What Part of "No" Don't You Understand?
Expertise and Research
Where Do I Find a Jewish Indian? or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Research
Background, Location, and Setting
The Process
The Beginning
Characterization
Rounding Up Your Characters
Writing a Series Character
The Amateur Sleuth
Vivid Villains
In Search of a Novel
Building Without Blueprints
Outlining
Perspectives on Point of View
Dress for Success: Developing Your Personal Style
The Middle
How to Write Convincing Dialogue
Pacing and Suspense
Depiction of Violence
Clues, Red Herrings, and Other Plot Devices
The Book Stops Here
The End
In the Beginning Is the End
Revision
How to Find and Work With an Agent
Dial M for Market
The Mystery Novel From an Editor's Point of View
Specialties
Writing Mysteries for Young Readers
The Joys and Challenges of the Short Story
The Medical Thriller
Legal Thrillers
Historical Mysteries: The Past Is a Foreign Country
From the Cradle to the Pen: The Evolution of a True Crime Writer
E-Media--Crime Fiction E-Volves
The Best of the Genre and a Reference List of Books on Writing and Technical Information
About the Contributors
Index