How to Write a Mystery

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 ...

How to Write a Mystery

How to Write a Mystery

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.

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How to Write a Mystery
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Larry Beinhart
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-01 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

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
How to Write a Mystery
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Mystery Writers of America
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-27 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resources on the craft, art, and business of storytelling, helping writers
How to Write Mysteries
Language: un
Pages: 112
Authors: Joseph Merrick
Categories: Detective and mystery stories
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

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How to Write a Damn Good Mystery
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: James N. Frey
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-01 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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
How to Write a Mystery
Language: un
Pages:
Authors: Anne DeSimone
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08 - Publisher:

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