The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres.
Part 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helps you get started with ideas, planning and research.
Part 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S. J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurardˇttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson.
Part 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.
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The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller WritingUser Review - Annette Haldeman - Book Verdict
Best-selling crime writers Spring and King offer here personal reflections and advice on their genre. In Part One of the volume, the authors provide personal reflections about crime and the various ... Read full review
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