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The Resource Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman

Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman

Label
Writing mysteries : a handbook
Title
Writing mysteries
Title remainder
a handbook
Statement of responsibility
by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weaves advice and experience from today's top mystery authors (Michael Connelly, Ann Rule, Lawrence Block, Tess Gerritsen, and more) into a comprehensive mystery writing "how-to" guide
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.3/872
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.D4
LC item number
W66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grafton, Sue
  • Burke, Jan
  • Zeman, Barry
  • Mystery Writers of America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Detective and mystery stories
Label
Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Warren Murphy
  • Expertise and research
  • by Faye Kellerman and Jonathan Kellerman
  • Where do I find a Jewish Indian? or How I stopped worrying and learned to love research
  • by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Background, location, and setting
  • by Julie Smith --
  • Part I: Preparation.
  • The rules and how to bend them
  • by Jeremiah Healy
  • Sparks, triggers, and flashes
  • by Marilyn Wallace
  • On work schedules
  • by Dick Lochte
  • Writing with a partner, or...What part of "no" don't you understand?
  • by Nancy Pickard
  • Vivid villains
  • by Sandra Scoppettone
  • In search of a novel
  • by George C. Chesbro
  • Building without blueprints
  • by Tony Hillerman
  • Outlining
  • by Robert Campbell
  • Perspectives on point of view
  • Part II: The process.
  • by Loren D. Estleman
  • Dress for success : developing your personal style
  • by Carolyn Wheat
  • How to write convincing dialogue
  • by Aaron Elkins
  • Pacing and suspense
  • by Phyllis A. Whitney
  • Depiction of violence
  • by Bill Granger
  • Clues, red herrings, and other plot devices
  • Characterization
  • by P.M. Carlson
  • The book stops here
  • by Lawrence Block
  • In the beginning is the end
  • by John Lutz
  • Revision
  • by Jan Burke
  • How to find and work with an agent
  • by John F. Baker
  • Dial M for market
  • by Michael Connelly
  • by Russell Galen
  • The mystery novel from an editor's point of view
  • by Ruth Cavin --
  • Rounding up your characters
  • by Margaret Maron
  • Writing a series character
  • by Sara Paretsky
  • The amateur sleuth
  • by Linda Fairstein
  • Historical mysteries : the past is a foreign country
  • by Laurie R. King
  • From the cradle to the pen : the evolution of a true crime writer
  • by Ann Rule
  • E-media : crime fiction e-volves
  • by G. Miki Hayden
  • The best of the genre and a reference list of books on writing and technical information
  • by Angela Zeman and Barry Zeman
  • Part III: Specialties.
  • Writing mysteries for young readers
  • by Joan Lowery Nixon
  • The joys and challenges of the short story
  • by Edward D. Hoch
  • The medical thriller
  • by Tess Gerritsen
  • Legal thrillers
Control code
ocm48501470
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781582971025
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001056791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48501470
  • (OCoLC)48501470
Label
Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Warren Murphy
  • Expertise and research
  • by Faye Kellerman and Jonathan Kellerman
  • Where do I find a Jewish Indian? or How I stopped worrying and learned to love research
  • by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Background, location, and setting
  • by Julie Smith --
  • Part I: Preparation.
  • The rules and how to bend them
  • by Jeremiah Healy
  • Sparks, triggers, and flashes
  • by Marilyn Wallace
  • On work schedules
  • by Dick Lochte
  • Writing with a partner, or...What part of "no" don't you understand?
  • by Nancy Pickard
  • Vivid villains
  • by Sandra Scoppettone
  • In search of a novel
  • by George C. Chesbro
  • Building without blueprints
  • by Tony Hillerman
  • Outlining
  • by Robert Campbell
  • Perspectives on point of view
  • Part II: The process.
  • by Loren D. Estleman
  • Dress for success : developing your personal style
  • by Carolyn Wheat
  • How to write convincing dialogue
  • by Aaron Elkins
  • Pacing and suspense
  • by Phyllis A. Whitney
  • Depiction of violence
  • by Bill Granger
  • Clues, red herrings, and other plot devices
  • Characterization
  • by P.M. Carlson
  • The book stops here
  • by Lawrence Block
  • In the beginning is the end
  • by John Lutz
  • Revision
  • by Jan Burke
  • How to find and work with an agent
  • by John F. Baker
  • Dial M for market
  • by Michael Connelly
  • by Russell Galen
  • The mystery novel from an editor's point of view
  • by Ruth Cavin --
  • Rounding up your characters
  • by Margaret Maron
  • Writing a series character
  • by Sara Paretsky
  • The amateur sleuth
  • by Linda Fairstein
  • Historical mysteries : the past is a foreign country
  • by Laurie R. King
  • From the cradle to the pen : the evolution of a true crime writer
  • by Ann Rule
  • E-media : crime fiction e-volves
  • by G. Miki Hayden
  • The best of the genre and a reference list of books on writing and technical information
  • by Angela Zeman and Barry Zeman
  • Part III: Specialties.
  • Writing mysteries for young readers
  • by Joan Lowery Nixon
  • The joys and challenges of the short story
  • by Edward D. Hoch
  • The medical thriller
  • by Tess Gerritsen
  • Legal thrillers
Control code
ocm48501470
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781582971025
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001056791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48501470
  • (OCoLC)48501470

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