HOW TO WRITE A MYSTERY

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How To Write A Mystery

Author : Larry Beinhart
ISBN : 9780307776051
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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WHODUNIT? YOUDUNIT! So you want to write a mystery. There's more to it than just a detective, a dead body, and Colonel Mustard in the drawing room with the candlestick. Fortunately, Larry Beinhart--Edgar Award-winning author of You Get What You Pay For, Foreign Exchange, and American Hero--has taken a break from writing smart, suspenseful thrillers to act as your guide through all the twists and turns of creating the twists and turns of a good mystery. Drawing on advice and examples from a host of the best names in mystery writing--from Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane to Scott Turow and Thomas Harris--plus some of his own prime plots, Larry Beinhart introduces you to your most indispensable partners in crime: *Character, plot, and procedure * The secrets to creating heroes, heroines, and villains ("All writers draw upon themselves and their experience. While the whole of yourself might not be capable of being either a serial killer or an FBI agent, there are parts in each of us that are capable of almost anything.") * The fine art of scripting the sex scene *The low-down on violence ("A crime novel without violence is like smoking pot without inhaling, sex without orgasm, or a hug without a squeeze." ) *And much more! From the opening hook to the final denouement, Larry Beinhart takes the mystery out of being a mystery writer.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write A Mystery

Author : Cecilia Minden
ISBN : 9781610805759
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn how to write thrilling mystery stories
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

How To Write A Damn Good Mystery

Author : James N. Frey
ISBN : 1429974133
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write A Mystery

Author : Traci Vallano
ISBN : 0983803218
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"How to Write a Mystery" walks young authors through the outlining and writing process, as it is specific to mystery stories. Developing characters (good and bad), detailing crime scenes, and creating clues and red herrings are just a few of the skills explored. By the book's end, the young writer will have outlined and written his own mystery. Reproducible pages corresponding with each writing skill are included, making "How to Write a Mystery" a completely self-contained writing guide.
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You Can Write A Mystery

Author : Gillian Roberts
ISBN : 9781611876505
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Have you ever thought about writing a mystery, and gave up the idea because you didn’t know where to begin? Now is your chance to write the mystery of your dreams. You Can Write a Mystery, written by Gillian Roberts, author of the Anthony Award-winning Amanda Pepper series, will help you start your mystery, and guide you through to the end. With this book you'll learn how to build your story from the ground up, based on what Roberts calls the "Seven Cs." Examples and exercises will help you complete your story—filled with cliffhangers, intriguing characters and hooks. This book offers practical suggestions for handling problems likely to arise during the writing process. You will learn: ·The Seven Cs your book can't do without—characters, conflict, causality, complications, change, crisis and closure ·The Fifteen Commandments for mystery ·How to design your sleuth ·How to hide clues and exploit red herrings ·Research techniques ·How to develop a style, find a tone and construct a killer plot In addition to practical writing advice, Roberts offers expert guidance for editing, revising and submitting a top-notch manuscript, whether for traditional or independent publishing. With its easy-to-understand format, You Can Write a Mystery will help take you from writer…to accomplished mystery writer.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write A Real Kids Real Places Mystery

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635099778
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 27.50 MB
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The How to Write Your Own Real Kids Real Places Mystery includes lots of detailed writing tips as your teacher's guide. A great way to inspire student creativity, and build strong writing skills! The How to Write Your Own Real Kids Real Places Mystery is a perfect. The book includes: Title Page o Copyright The Real Characters Page ¥ The Location Page ¥ The Table of Contents Page all the way through completing the mystery ¥ The Author Page ¥ The Glossary Page ¥ The Scavenger Hunt Page ¥ Coming Soon Page!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How To Write A Mystery Book

Author : Molly Elodie Rose
ISBN : 9798614319007
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This "How To" book is different. Unlike every other book you'll read with titles like "How To Write The Perfect Book in 193 Oh-So-Easy Steps", this book is different. It's a simple "How To" guide for writing a book that's right for you and also an easy to follow workbook. We'll discuss how to use this book and run through some tips for writing. We'll then go on to look at the process for creating a book, including the questions you need to consider (so that you don't forget anything important!) Then we go on to lay out the full process for generating your plot details and developing your character outlines, with plenty of space available so that you have ample room for all your scribbles, doodles, and crazy arrow diagrams. We've even included some 'Further Notes' pages at the back for anything else you need to jot down. Writing a book is both a challenging and daunting prospect. With a well-thought-out process in place (anticipating the questions to consider AND what order to consider them in) it will be much less daunting and much more exciting. Good luck! Molly
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How To Write Killer Historical Mysteries

Author : Emerson Kathy Lynn
ISBN : 9781564747082
Genre : Reference
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The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers.This book embodies its subtitle: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. Veteran author Emerson published her first mystery twenty-three years ago, and this is her thirty-sixth published book. It draws on her experience in researching, writing, selling, and sustaining both her Lady Appleton series (Elizabethan England) and her Diana Spaulding series (1880s U.S.). This unique reference book also includes the contributions of more than forty other historical mystery writers. Their books backgrounds and settings are as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Rome, antebellum New Orleans, early Constantinople, Jazz Age England and Australia, Depression-era California, turn-of-the-century New York, Victorian England, and eighteenth-century Venice.
Category: Reference

How To Start Writing A Mystery Novel

Author : Molly Elodie Rose
ISBN : 9798614146108
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File Size : 89.79 MB
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This "How To" book is different. Unlike every other book you'll read with titles like "How To Write The Perfect Book in 193 Oh-So-Easy Steps", this book is different. It's a simple "How To" guide for writing a book that's right for you and also an easy to follow workbook. We'll discuss how to use this book and run through some tips for writing. We'll then go on to look at the process for creating a book, including the questions you need to consider (so that you don't forget anything important!) Then we go on to lay out the full process for generating your plot details and developing your character outlines, with plenty of space available so that you have ample room for all your scribbles, doodles, and crazy arrow diagrams. We've even included some 'Further Notes' pages at the back for anything else you need to jot down. Writing a book is both a challenging and daunting prospect. With a well-thought-out process in place (anticipating the questions to consider AND what order to consider them in) it will be much less daunting and much more exciting. Good luck! Molly
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How To Write A Lab Report

Author : Nel Yomtov
ISBN : 9781624312519
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 89.70 MB
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This book teaches readers how to plan and write lab reports. They will discover how to use the scientific method to perform experiments, how to collect and organize data, and how to present their findings in a clear and compelling way using temporal words and descriptive language appropriate to the task. A variety of exciting activities provide hints and tips along the way to help students introduce a topic, write using precise language, incorporate facts and details, and draw evidence from their data.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction