Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America

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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's all the information you need to solve the mystery-writing riddle!

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Mystery fiction is a species all its own, and writing it can be a special type of puzzle. But with this book, a writer's conference of sorts, readers will learn how to make their stories more taut, more real, more immediate, and more fraught with tension. Because this book's contributors, all members of the Mystery Writers of America, have walked by night, they know mystery story form, and they'll help readers learn it. They know who moves in the shadows, and they'll introduce readers. They know how to tighten the screws of suspense, and they'll hand readers a screwdriver.

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