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How to Write a Damn Good Mystery - A Practical Step-by-step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript (Hardcover, 1st ed) Loot Price: R508
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How to Write a Damn Good Mystery - A Practical Step-by-step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript (Hardcover, 1st ed)

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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery.

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, and 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.

Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing.

This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.

General

Imprint: St Martin's Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2004
First published: February 2004
Authors: Frey
Dimensions: 216 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 267
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-30446-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Semantics (meaning)
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LSN: 0-312-30446-3
Barcode: 9780312304461

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