Now Write! Mysteries
Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises From Today's Best Authors and TeachersBook - 2011
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 bring your story to life-with practical exercises taken directly from the pros:
Learn how to fine-tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny , New York Times -bestselling author of the Armand Gamache mysteries.
Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra , author of Sleepers and writer/producer for Law & Order , on how to compose a scene that lives up to your character's backstory.
Let Marcia Talley , Agatha- and Anthony-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable, engaging detective. (Hint: It's not about making him flawless.) Others included are: Simon Brett, Hallie Ephron, Meg Gardiner, Peter James, Christopher G. Moore, Michael Sears , and many others. No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling authors in one place.