Masterclass Writing Crime Fiction

This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises.

Masterclass  Writing Crime Fiction

Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel? Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly? Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists? This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises. The first part of the book establishes the rules of writing crime fiction - from convincing characters to the role of research. The book then covers the practical craft of writing and editing, before explaining in detail how to secure a contract and/or self-publish your work. A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to be the next Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.

Howdunit A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club

Ninety crime writers from the world’s oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction.

Howdunit  A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club

Ninety crime writers from the world’s oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction.

Crime Fiction as World Literature

Mystery Fiction: Theory and Technique. London: Hammond, Hammond and
Company. Rowe, Rosemary (2014). Masterclass. Writing Crime Fiction. London:
John Murray Learning. Sayers, Dorothy L. (1936). “Aristotle on Detective Fiction.

Crime Fiction as World Literature

While crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genres, this is the first book to treat it in its full global is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama of the genre, twenty critics discuss crime fiction from Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico, Scandinavia, Kenya, Catalonia, and Tibet, among other locales. By bringing crime fiction into the sphere of world literature, Crime Fiction as World Literature gives new insights not only into the genre itself but also into the transnational flow of literature in the globalized mediascape of contemporary popular culture.

Masterclass Write a Bestseller

Part ofthesame stable as crime fiction, mystery is often regarded as one of crime's
subgenres and it shares many ofcrime's conventions. Mystery stories are
concerned with discovering who orwhat isbehind perplexing events, often
eventsthat ...

Masterclass  Write a Bestseller

LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK WHICH STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD. There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else. It gives you the key insights into what makes a bestseller and explains the trends and conventions of different genres, before helping you get a real handle on the writing (and revising) process. A third of the book is devoted to pitching and selling your novel both to traditional agents and as a self-published author, with incisive and cutting-edge insights into writing for Amazon and becoming an 'authorpreneur'. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

The Crime Interviews Volume One

Bestselling Authors Talk About Writing Crime Fiction Len Wanner ... Having
enjoyed his fifth novel, 2009's Slammer, as yet another masterclass in noir, I was
surprised to learn that another reviewer had dutifully warned the reading public of
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The Crime Interviews  Volume One

If you're interested in learning about how to write, how to be a writer, or about the writing life in general, what greater resource and pleasure than frank, in-depth interviews with best-selling authors? In The Crime Interviews Volume One, Len Wanner interviews: Ian Rankin• Stuart MacBride• Karen Campbell• Neil Forsyth• Chris Brookmyre• Paul Johnston• Alice Thompson• Allan Guthrie• Louise Welsh So much more than a collection of writing tips, The Crime Interviews Volume One is brimming with pithy, witty and sometimes just plain weird revelations. It provides a unique and unforgettable insight into how authors think... and how they write. See also The Crime Interviews Volume Two and Volume Three. [Two Ravens Press published a previous edition of this book in 2011 under the title Dead Sharp: Scottish Crime Writers On Country And Craft] What they're saying.... This is fascinating reading and a real treat. A rare insight into the minds of a diverse group of crime writers, writing in one genre, living in proximity, but all with utterly different, individual voices."•-Peter James, author of Dead Like You "Len Wanner is the perfect interrogator, subtle, accommodating and incisive, and these interviews elicit many layers of deep, dark and vital intelligence."•-John Banville, author of The Sea•

Writing Your First Novel

A 60-Minute Masterclass Shelley Weiner. the story which culminates in the
answer or solution being revealed. This is the general shape and trajectory of a
typical crime novel.In a classic Agatha Christiestyle mystery, characterisation
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Writing Your First Novel

Setting about writing a novel is like starting to climb a mountain with its top lost in the clouds. You can imagine the view from the summit, but how do you identify the best ascent? Novel writing requires planning, commitment, perseverance and the belief that you can reach the peak… even if you don’t yet know all the steps along the way. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ is the companion that will tell you what you need to know in order to begin your journey. Full of insight and wit, it combines expertise on how to successfully bring your story to the page with advice on the practicalities of how to get started in the first place… and how to keep on going until the end. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ covers: + Creating Believable Characters + Making Your Characters Talk + The Importance of Setting + Finding the Plot + Who Tells the Story and How? + Settling Down and Making It Happen + Sustaining Your Momentum 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Ultimate Author s Guide Omnibus 1

This best of the Ultimate Author's Guide series collects two must-read books in one: Writing Dynamite Story Hooks and Writing Heroes & Villains, both by USA TODAY bestselling author, Jackson Dean Chase.

Ultimate Author s Guide  Omnibus 1

This best of the Ultimate Author's Guide series collects two must-read books in one: Writing Dynamite Story Hooks and Writing Heroes & Villains, both by USA TODAY bestselling author, Jackson Dean Chase.

Writers Artists Guide to How to Write

The advice and techniques suggested in this book have been tested in practice by author William Ryan, successful novelist, and creative writing tutor at City University and Guardian Masterclasses and are an extension of the 'Your Novel' ...

Writers    Artists  Guide to How to Write

How to Write is all about writing for publication, it concentrates on advice on how to construct, craft and draft novels across all genres, but the examples and details on what to consider when writing for any audience means it is relevant to writing in all its forms, including books for children and non-fiction. The advice and techniques suggested in this book have been tested in practice by author William Ryan, successful novelist, and creative writing tutor at City University and Guardian Masterclasses and are an extension of the 'Your Novel' writing course he has delivered with W&A over several years.

We Begin at the End

This isn't just crime fiction, this is a masterclass' MELANIE READS BLOG 'A masterpiece of storytelling with clever twists and an ending to knock you sideways' CANDIS MAGAZINE 'This heart-rending story . . . is among the most powerful and ...

We Begin at the End

'A beautifully written mystery, packed with unforgettable characters' JANE HARPER 'Contender for thriller of the year' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'An accomplished and moving story of crime, punishment, love and redemption' GUARDIAN For fans of Jane Harper's The Dry comes a powerful novel about the lengths we will go to keep our family safe. This is a story about good and evil and how life is lived somewhere in between. Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer. Now, he's been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed. Duchess Radley, Star's thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin - and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town. Murder, revenge, retribution. How far can we run from the past, when the past seems doomed to repeat itself? WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WE BEGIN AT THE END: 'Surely destined to conquer the world' RUTH JONES 'So beautifully written' LYNDA LA PLANTE 'A stunning and heartbreaking book - will keep you gripped until the last moving page' CLAIRE MCGOWAN 'An exceptionally beautiful and accomplished crime novel' ALI LAND 'One of the best books I've ever read' FIONA CUMMINS 'An absolute masterclass in crime writing and story-telling' JO SPAIN 'One of the year's best crime reads' VASEEM KHAN 'One of my favourite books of all time' M. W. CRAVEN, winner of the CWA's Gold Dagger Award 'Breathtakingly beautiful. Another stunning story from the genius of Chris Whitaker' COMPULSIVE READERS 'A spellbinding masterclass in storytelling . . . one of the best books I have ever had the joy to read' ALEX J BOOKS BLOG 'A masterpiece . . . a contender for my top book of 2020' FOR WINTER NIGHTS BLOG 'I was totally seduced by this absolute masterpiece . . . took my breath away' SUIDI'S BOOK REVIEWS 'This book is bound to become a classic . . . Reader, Chris Whitaker's book made me cry . . . such is the power of this writing' LIVE AND DEADLY BLOG 'Utterly brilliant . . . This isn't just crime fiction, this is a masterclass' MELANIE READS BLOG 'A masterpiece of storytelling with clever twists and an ending to knock you sideways' CANDIS MAGAZINE 'This heart-rending story . . . is among the most powerful and moving I have read in years' DAILY MAIL 'Cements Whitaker's status as one of the most talented authors writing today' HEAT MAGAZINE 'Masterly novel' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'A dark yet painfully human tale that is impossible to forget' CRIME MONTHLY 'Beautifully written and deeply moving' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB 'A gorgeous, crystalline novel' JEANINE CUMMINS, author of AMERICAN DIRT

The Wounded Snake

Amateur sleuths Hilary Masters and Veronica Taylor face a real-life murder mystery at a crime writing weekend.

The Wounded Snake

Amateur sleuths Hilary Masters and Veronica Taylor face a real-life murder mystery at a crime writing weekend. Is a dark conspiracy unfolding on a West Country estate? Friends Hilary Masters and Veronica Taylor are eager to embark upon their weekend-long masterclass in crime writing at the evocative, fourteenth-century Morland Abbey, hoping to gain inspiration for their own novels. The queen of crime fiction herself, Dinah Halsgrove, is the guest of honour, giving the opening talk. But when Dinah suddenly falls ill later that evening, the pair can't help being suspicious. Has her mysterious illness been staged by the organisers, or does someone in their writing group have murderous intent? A series of sinister incidents draw Hilary and Veronica into a real-life murder mystery as gripping as any bestselling crime novel, but the biggest twist is yet to come . . . Can they separate fact from fiction to solve a deadly puzzle?