Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime

Hallie Ephron (Author) Sara Paretsky (Foreword by)
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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.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Writer's Digest Books
Publish Date
January 13, 2017
Pages
298
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781440347160

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About the Author

Hallie Ephron is the New York Times bestselling author of Never Tell a Lie, Come and Find Me, There Was an Old Woman, and Night Night, Sleep Tight. For twelve years she was the crime fiction reviewer for the Boston Globe. The daughter of Hollywood screenwriters, she grew up in Beverly Hills, and lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Sara Paretsky is the author of fourteen previous books, including twelve V. I. Warshawski novels. She is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.