Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Writing

 

Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Resources

How to Write a Damn Good Novel : A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (How to Write a Damn Good Novel)
by James N. Frey

Whether you are a beginner or a well-seasoned writer, you will find that there is something new and useful in this guide. The one response you will hear over and over about this book and its author is that he is “unique” with unique suggestions on how to make your craft better. Regardless of the major road block you face as a writer, be it premise, conflict, or developing a climax that rocks your writing the way you want it to, you will find the answers here. One of Frey’s major gripes about novel writers is that they sometimes fail to see the difference between good dramatic literature and melodrama. He helps authors sort this out.

The Everything Creative Writing Book: All You Need to Know to Write a Novel, Play, Short Story, Screenplay, Poem, or Article (Everything Series)
by Carol Whiteley

Author Carol Whitely is also known as “the Writing Doctor” for good reason. Her to the point hints and tips and experienced advice gets even the least experienced writer the knowledge he needs to make his work shine brighter
than all the other submitted works. Regardless of what you are aiming for; aspiring novelist, magazine articles, business memos, or internet writing, you will find authoritative, experienced advice that will put you far ahead of those around you. Well-rounded advice and professional techniques for overcoming the roadblocks of free lance writing are offered in an easy to navigate easy
to read manner. Writer’s block, organizational techniques, where to get additional help, increasing the value of your work are just a few of the topics covered. This is a must read for every aspiring writer regardless of what genre you write.

Writing & Selling Your Mystery Novel: How To Knock 'Em Dead With Style
by Hallie Ephron

Perhaps one of the most helpful organizational tools I found in this how to guide for mystery novel writing are the worksheets. Without a doubt they help a new writer organize from the very beginning and help a more experienced writer organize a group of thoughts into a smooth flowing stream to direct solely at one project. Exercises, ideas, and comprehensive instructions on how to create a page turning success are all at your fingertips with this well written guide directed at all levels of writers. Learn how to make covers attract potential readers given your specific genre or style of writing. Decide where your style of writing falls in among the sub genres of medical mystery, romantic thriller, hardboiled crime or somewhere in between. Become a more efficient writer and look at the whole process with less dread and more excitement. This is definitely the number one book to have on your desktop if you are writing or plan to write any sort of mystery.

You Can Write a Mystery (You Can Write)
by Gillian Roberts

Mystery writing has always been the most stable and profitable market in the writing industry. If you are looking to secure your financial future before branching out into less promising genres or if you have an idea for the next great murder mystery or crime novel then this book will give you a light at the end of the tunnel you have been seeking. Chock full of advice and real experience, the author gives the writer plenty of information on the structures of a mystery novel. Other advice like how to build characters, researching real life crimes for ideas, why you should choose a particular point of view for your novel are thoroughly addressed. In part two, experienced advice on how to deal with editors, revisions, submitting transcripts, etc will help you jump head and feet ahead of your peers who are still struggling with rejection after rejection. Whether you are in the process of working on a book or still thinking about it – don’t become a one-day author (“one day I will write a book”), buy this book and become an author now!

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