The Resource How to write a damn good mystery : a practical step-by-step guide from inspiration to finished manuscript, James N. Frey, (electronic resource)

How to write a damn good mystery : a practical step-by-step guide from inspiration to finished manuscript, James N. Frey, (electronic resource)

Label
How to write a damn good mystery : a practical step-by-step guide from inspiration to finished manuscript
Title
How to write a damn good mystery
Title remainder
a practical step-by-step guide from inspiration to finished manuscript
Statement of responsibility
James N. Frey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Frey urges writers to aim high - not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists - a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters - and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot."" "Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, accessible (and often humorous) style, how the characters - the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses, and the bystanders - create a complete and coherent world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frey, James N
Dewey number
808.3/872
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.D4
LC item number
F74 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
How to write a damn good mystery : a practical step-by-step guide from inspiration to finished manuscript, James N. Frey, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • 4.
  • Creating a Murderer
  • 34
  • 5.
  • How to Become Intimate with a Murderer
  • 43
  • 6.
  • Hero/Detective
  • 51
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Creating a Damn Good Hero
  • 65
  • 8.
  • Other Characters: Some Mythic, Some Not and Mythic Motifs of Interest to Mystery Writers
  • 79
  • 9.
  • All About Plotting, Stepsheets, Flowcharts, and That Kind of Stuff or How to Get the Hell Out of the Way and Let Your Characters Tell the Story
  • 99
  • 10.
  • Why People Read Mysteries and Other Useful Stuff for Mystery Writers to Know
  • Designing the Plot for Fun and Profit
  • 111
  • 11.
  • Plotting Theory
  • 129
  • 12.
  • Hero/Detective Gets to Work
  • 144
  • 13.
  • How Our Hero/Detective Figures It All Out
  • 1
  • 165
  • 14.
  • All About Bringing Off a Gripping Climax and Other Good Stuff
  • 175
  • 15.
  • Gotcha! Putting the Murderer in the Bag
  • 183
  • 16.
  • Writing Damn Good Prose
  • 189
  • 2.
  • 17.
  • Fine Art of Writing the Mystery Scene
  • 204
  • 18.
  • All About Viewpoints and Voices or Who's Telling This Damn Story Anyway--Me or Him? Him or Me?
  • 225
  • 19.
  • Drafting, Rewriting, and Polishing Your Damn Good Mystery
  • 239
  • 20.
  • Ideas to Get You Started--The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Killer Attitude or Getting an Agent, Dealing with Editors, Promotion, Book Signings, and Living the Writer's Life
  • 255
  • 14
  • 3.
  • Plot Behind the Plot
Control code
ocn863508519
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429974134
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00096959
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E247635B-EABB-46A7-987C-E77921D49CAB
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o863508519
  • (OCoLC)863508519
Label
How to write a damn good mystery : a practical step-by-step guide from inspiration to finished manuscript, James N. Frey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • 4.
  • Creating a Murderer
  • 34
  • 5.
  • How to Become Intimate with a Murderer
  • 43
  • 6.
  • Hero/Detective
  • 51
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Creating a Damn Good Hero
  • 65
  • 8.
  • Other Characters: Some Mythic, Some Not and Mythic Motifs of Interest to Mystery Writers
  • 79
  • 9.
  • All About Plotting, Stepsheets, Flowcharts, and That Kind of Stuff or How to Get the Hell Out of the Way and Let Your Characters Tell the Story
  • 99
  • 10.
  • Why People Read Mysteries and Other Useful Stuff for Mystery Writers to Know
  • Designing the Plot for Fun and Profit
  • 111
  • 11.
  • Plotting Theory
  • 129
  • 12.
  • Hero/Detective Gets to Work
  • 144
  • 13.
  • How Our Hero/Detective Figures It All Out
  • 1
  • 165
  • 14.
  • All About Bringing Off a Gripping Climax and Other Good Stuff
  • 175
  • 15.
  • Gotcha! Putting the Murderer in the Bag
  • 183
  • 16.
  • Writing Damn Good Prose
  • 189
  • 2.
  • 17.
  • Fine Art of Writing the Mystery Scene
  • 204
  • 18.
  • All About Viewpoints and Voices or Who's Telling This Damn Story Anyway--Me or Him? Him or Me?
  • 225
  • 19.
  • Drafting, Rewriting, and Polishing Your Damn Good Mystery
  • 239
  • 20.
  • Ideas to Get You Started--The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Killer Attitude or Getting an Agent, Dealing with Editors, Promotion, Book Signings, and Living the Writer's Life
  • 255
  • 14
  • 3.
  • Plot Behind the Plot
Control code
ocn863508519
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429974134
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00096959
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E247635B-EABB-46A7-987C-E77921D49CAB
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o863508519
  • (OCoLC)863508519

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