Writing Mysteries

Writing Mysteries


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-04-08
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781582976488


Writing Mysteries Book Description :

Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever! In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of America share insights and advice that can help make your writing dreams a reality. You'll learn how to: • Develop unique ideas • Construct an airtight plot packed with intrigue and suspense • Create compelling characters and atmospheric settings • Develop a writing style all your own • Write convincing dialogue • Choose the appropriate point of view • Work with an agent • Conduct accurate research • and much, much more! You'll also find special guidelines for creating clues, dropping red herrings, and writing medical, legal, historical, true crime, and young adult mysteries. It...

How to Write a Mystery
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Write a Mystery


  • Author : Larry Beinhart
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307776051


How to Write a Mystery Book Description :

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 * Th...

Hillary Waugh s Guide to Mysteries   Mystery Writing

Hillary Waugh s Guide to Mysteries Mystery Writing


  • Author : Hillary Waugh
  • Publisher : Writers Digest Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021877868


Hillary Waugh s Guide to Mysteries Mystery Writing Book Description :

Provides a study of the mystery novel as art and as entertainment, traces the history of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Mickey Spillane, and analyzes the secrets of their success...

Writing Mysteries in the Classroom

Writing Mysteries in the Classroom


  • Author : Cheryl Garrett
  • Publisher : PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
  • Release Date : 2007-06-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593632243


Writing Mysteries in the Classroom Book Description :

Reginald Van Feisty, owner of the world-famous chocolate factory, Dutch Delight Chocolates, is excited about his brand-new recipe for chocolate. But, before he can manufacture even the first chocolate bar, the recipe is stolen! Have your students discover who stole Van Feisty's famous chocolate recipe and they'll not only be great detectives, they'll be masters of logical thinking. There are nine suspects, but which one is guilty? This mystery becomes a vehiclefor teaching logical thinking. In solving the mystery, students will: differentiate between valid conclusions and invalid assumptions, use syllogisms to reach valid assumptions, recognize false premises, solve deductive matrix puzzles, and decode a secret message....

Now Write  Mysteries

Now Write Mysteries


  • Author : Sherry Ellis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-12-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101553763


Now Write Mysteries Book Description :

The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards,-for the definitive guide to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories. Now Write! Mysteries teaches you everything you've ever wanted to know about crafting a page-turning mystery-from creating a believable detective hero (or terrifying villain), to using real-life cutting-edge investigative techniques to brin...

Writing Mysteries

Writing Mysteries


  • Author : Margaret Lucke
  • Publisher : North Vancouver, B.C. : International Self-Counsel Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1551802058


Writing Mysteries Book Description :

A guide to writing mystery stories, including creating characters and plots, building suspense and marketing the final work....

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery


  • Author : James N. Frey
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429974133


How to Write a Damn Good Mystery Book Description :

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 ...

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick


  • Author : Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547794082


The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Description :

Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story....

Mysteries for Writing and Critical Thinking

Mysteries for Writing and Critical Thinking


  • Author : Leif Hanson
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Composition (Language arts)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420630268


Mysteries for Writing and Critical Thinking Book Description :

This book presents seven mystery scenarios and writing prompts for students 5th grade and above to practice deductive reasoning and other higher-level thinking skills....

Writing and Reading Mysteries

Writing and Reading Mysteries


  • Author : Helen Hoffner
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
  • Release Date : 2006-03-31
  • Genre: Children
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420636093


Writing and Reading Mysteries Book Description :

The book contains lesson plans, worksheets, and book lists which can be used to enhance literacy instruction. All the lessons are linked to McREL standards and benchmarks....