The Resource Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman, (electronic resource)

Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman, (electronic resource)

Label
Writing mysteries : a handbook
Title
Writing mysteries
Title remainder
a handbook
Statement of responsibility
by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Weaves advice and experience from today's top mystery authors (Michael Connelly, Ann Rule, Lawrence Block, Tess Gerritson, and more) into a comprehensive mystery writing "how-to" guide
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
808.3/872
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.D4
LC item number
W66 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grafton, Sue
  • Burke, Jan
  • Zeman, Barry
  • Mystery Writers of America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
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
  • Marilyn Wallace
  • 173
  • 24.
  • Revision
  • Jan Burke
  • 180
  • 25.
  • How to Find and Work With an Agent
  • John F. Baker
  • 190
  • 26.
  • 13
  • Dial M for Market
  • Russell Galen
  • 197
  • 27.
  • Mystery Novel From an Editor's Point of View
  • Ruth Cavin
  • 205
  • Part III
  • Specialties
  • 28.
  • 3.
  • Writing Mysteries for Young Readers
  • Joan Lowery Nixon
  • 217
  • 29.
  • Joys and Challenges of the Short Story
  • Edward D. Hoch
  • 224
  • 30.
  • Medical Thriller
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • On Work Schedules
  • 233
  • 31.
  • Legal Thrillers
  • Linda Fairstein
  • 240
  • 32.
  • Historical Mysteries: The Past Is a Foreign Country
  • Laurie R. King
  • 246
  • 33.
  • Dick Lochte
  • From the Cradle to the Pen: The Evolution of a True Crime Writer
  • Ann Rule
  • 253
  • 34.
  • E-Media--Crime Fiction E-Volves
  • G. Miki Hayden
  • 262
  • 35.
  • Best of the Genre and a Reference List of Books on Writing and Technical Information
  • Angela Zeman, Barry Zeman
  • 20
  • 271
  • 4.
  • Writing With a Partner, or ... What Part of "No" Don't You Understand?
  • Warren Murphy
  • 26
  • Part I
  • 5.
  • Expertise and Research
  • Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman
  • 33
  • 6.
  • Where Do I Find a Jewish Indian? or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Research
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • 41
  • 7.
  • Background, Location, and Setting
  • Preparation
  • Julie Smith
  • 48
  • Part II
  • Process
  • Beginning
  • 8.
  • Characterization
  • Michael Connelly
  • 57
  • 9.
  • 1.
  • Rounding Up Your Characters
  • Margaret Maron
  • 65
  • 10.
  • Writing a Series Character
  • Sara Paretsky
  • 72
  • 11.
  • Amateur Sleuth
  • Nancy Pickard
  • Rules and How to Bend Them
  • 79
  • 12.
  • Vivid Villains
  • Sandra Scoppettone
  • 86
  • 13.
  • In Search of a Novel
  • George C. Chesbro
  • 91
  • 14.
  • Jeremiah Healy
  • Building Without Blueprints
  • Tony Hillerman
  • 98
  • 15.
  • Outlining
  • Robert Campbell
  • 105
  • 16.
  • Perspectives on Point of View
  • Loren D. Estleman
  • 6
  • 112
  • 17.
  • Dress for Success: Developing Your Personal Style
  • Carolyn Wheat
  • 121
  • Middle
  • 18.
  • How to Write Convincing Dialogue
  • Aaron Elkins
  • 129
  • 2.
  • 19.
  • Pacing and Suspense
  • Phyllis A. Whitney
  • 139
  • 20.
  • Depiction of Violence
  • Bill Granger
  • 148
  • 21.
  • Clues, Red Herrings, and Other Plot Devices
  • Sparks, Triggers, and Flashes
  • P.M. Carlson
  • 160
  • 22.
  • Book Stops Here
  • Lawrence Block
  • 166
  • End
  • 23.
  • In the Beginning Is the End
  • John Lutz
Control code
ocn540486073
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781582976488
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C6E93E14-7A60-47DF-A25B-7AB9C0C48E56
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o540486073
  • (OCoLC)540486073
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Writing mysteries : a handbook, by the Mystery Writers of America ; edited by Sue Grafton ; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
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
  • Marilyn Wallace
  • 173
  • 24.
  • Revision
  • Jan Burke
  • 180
  • 25.
  • How to Find and Work With an Agent
  • John F. Baker
  • 190
  • 26.
  • 13
  • Dial M for Market
  • Russell Galen
  • 197
  • 27.
  • Mystery Novel From an Editor's Point of View
  • Ruth Cavin
  • 205
  • Part III
  • Specialties
  • 28.
  • 3.
  • Writing Mysteries for Young Readers
  • Joan Lowery Nixon
  • 217
  • 29.
  • Joys and Challenges of the Short Story
  • Edward D. Hoch
  • 224
  • 30.
  • Medical Thriller
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • On Work Schedules
  • 233
  • 31.
  • Legal Thrillers
  • Linda Fairstein
  • 240
  • 32.
  • Historical Mysteries: The Past Is a Foreign Country
  • Laurie R. King
  • 246
  • 33.
  • Dick Lochte
  • From the Cradle to the Pen: The Evolution of a True Crime Writer
  • Ann Rule
  • 253
  • 34.
  • E-Media--Crime Fiction E-Volves
  • G. Miki Hayden
  • 262
  • 35.
  • Best of the Genre and a Reference List of Books on Writing and Technical Information
  • Angela Zeman, Barry Zeman
  • 20
  • 271
  • 4.
  • Writing With a Partner, or ... What Part of "No" Don't You Understand?
  • Warren Murphy
  • 26
  • Part I
  • 5.
  • Expertise and Research
  • Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman
  • 33
  • 6.
  • Where Do I Find a Jewish Indian? or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Research
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • 41
  • 7.
  • Background, Location, and Setting
  • Preparation
  • Julie Smith
  • 48
  • Part II
  • Process
  • Beginning
  • 8.
  • Characterization
  • Michael Connelly
  • 57
  • 9.
  • 1.
  • Rounding Up Your Characters
  • Margaret Maron
  • 65
  • 10.
  • Writing a Series Character
  • Sara Paretsky
  • 72
  • 11.
  • Amateur Sleuth
  • Nancy Pickard
  • Rules and How to Bend Them
  • 79
  • 12.
  • Vivid Villains
  • Sandra Scoppettone
  • 86
  • 13.
  • In Search of a Novel
  • George C. Chesbro
  • 91
  • 14.
  • Jeremiah Healy
  • Building Without Blueprints
  • Tony Hillerman
  • 98
  • 15.
  • Outlining
  • Robert Campbell
  • 105
  • 16.
  • Perspectives on Point of View
  • Loren D. Estleman
  • 6
  • 112
  • 17.
  • Dress for Success: Developing Your Personal Style
  • Carolyn Wheat
  • 121
  • Middle
  • 18.
  • How to Write Convincing Dialogue
  • Aaron Elkins
  • 129
  • 2.
  • 19.
  • Pacing and Suspense
  • Phyllis A. Whitney
  • 139
  • 20.
  • Depiction of Violence
  • Bill Granger
  • 148
  • 21.
  • Clues, Red Herrings, and Other Plot Devices
  • Sparks, Triggers, and Flashes
  • P.M. Carlson
  • 160
  • 22.
  • Book Stops Here
  • Lawrence Block
  • 166
  • End
  • 23.
  • In the Beginning Is the End
  • John Lutz
Control code
ocn540486073
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781582976488
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C6E93E14-7A60-47DF-A25B-7AB9C0C48E56
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o540486073
  • (OCoLC)540486073
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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