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How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America

How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America (Hardback)

By Writers of America, Mystery
Edited by Child, Lee
Edited by King, Laurie R.

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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 unparallel...ed resources on the craft, art, and business of storytelling, helping writers of all levels improve their skills for nearly a century. Now, this new handbook helps authors navigate the ever-shifting publishing landscape--from pacing, plotting, the business side of publishing, to the current demand for diversity and inclusivity across all genres, and more. Featuring essays by a new generation of bestselling experts on various elements of the craft and shorter pieces of crowd-sourced wisdom from the MWA membership as a whole, the topics covered can be categorized as follows: --Before Writing (rules; genres; setting; character; research; etc.) --While Writing (outlining; the plot; dialogue; mood; etc.) --After Writing (agents; editors; self-pub; etc.) --Other than Novels (short stories; true crime; etc.) --Other Considerations (diverse characters; legal questions; criticism) Also included is a collection of essays from MWA published authors--including Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, and Charlaine Harris--selected by bestselling authors Lee Child and Laurie King and arranged thematically answering, What piece of writing advice do you wish you'd had at the beginning of your career? Highly anticipated and incredibly useful, this new and trusted guide from MWA's experts provides practical, current, easily digestible advice for new and established authors alike.
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ISBN 9781982149437
Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781982149437
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 1 Aug 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Writers of America, Mystery
Edited by Child, Lee
Edited by King, Laurie R.
Category Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides
Writing Skills
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 808.3872
Weight 474g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text General/trade

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