The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

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A&C Black, Oct 25, 2012 - Reference - 304 pages
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This is the second book in the Arvon series of books on writing. Written by two distinguished writers in the field, Michelle Spring and Laurie R. King, the book reveals, with riveting honesty, why and how authors are drawn to write about crime. The book also features fascinating insights from twenty-six top crime-writing guests. The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing is a detailed, practical guide to writing every kind of crime story, from classic whodunits to fast-paced thrillers. The book's objective is to bring together some of the lessons and insights that the authors and contributors have learned over their careers, to help the readers to free their creative minds, while also studying the solid technique behind writing in this genre. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing captures the essence of Arvon teaching into a practical handbook for writers, packed with tips and advice from leading novelists as well reflections on the genre itself and practical instruction on great storytelling.

The Arvon Foundation runs professional writing courses by published writers and provides expert tuition and creative support. Contributors from leading crime writers include: Lee Child, P.D James, and Ian Rankin. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing is divided into three sections: Part 1 - Essays on critical issues in the genre, Part 2: Guest Writers - 25 contributors offering advice and tips Part 3: How To Write Crime.
 

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User 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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Tips and tales guest contributors
107
Write on Getting your story across
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Michelle Spring, has published six crime novels including Every Breath You Take (short-listed as Best First Novel for both an Anthony and an Arthur Ellis Award), Nights in White Satin, In the Midnight Hour (winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel) and The Night Lawyer. She mentors novelists, and teaches both creative writing and academic writing. She is currently Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Laurie R. King's books have won the Edgar, Creasey, Wolfe, Lambda, and Macavity awards, and appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller list.mentors novelists, and teaches both creative writing and academic writing. She is currently Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

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