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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

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The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime

A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work

Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery!

To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more. And while patience and resilience must come from you, the essentials of craft and the plan to execute them are right at your fingertips with Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel. This completely revised and updated edition features solid strategies for drafting, revising, and selling an intriguing novel that grips your readers and refuses to let them go.

New York Times best-selling author Hallie Ephron shows you how to:

  • Create a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain

  • Construct a plot rich in twists, red herrings, and misdirection

  • Bring the story to a satisfying conclusion

  • Sharpen characters and optimize pace during revision

  • Seek publication through both traditional and indie paths

Filled with helpful worksheets and exercises for every step of the process, Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded reveals the keys to writing a memorable story that will have fans of mystery, suspense, and crime clamoring for more.

Note: This digital edition includes the EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book.


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Pages
298
ISBN
9781440347221
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12.73 MB
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File Last Updated:
February 21, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on February 27, 2017.