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• The secrets to creating heroes, heroines, and villains ("All writers draw upon themselves and their experience. While the whole of yourself might not be capable of being either a serial killer or an FBI agent, there are parts in each of us that are capable of almost anything.")
• The fine art of scripting the sex scene
*The low-down on violence ("A crime novel without violence is like smoking pot without inhaling, sex without orgasm, or a hug without a squeeze." )
*And much more!
From the opening hook to the final denouement, Larry Beinhart takes the mystery out of being a mystery writer.
|Introduction: The Joy of Genre||1|
|5||Hooks & Tales||56|
|9||Finding Material & Characters||79|
|11||Heroes & Heroines||112|
|13||What Is Action?||127|
|15||Details & Descriptions||140|
|17||Research & Details||155|
|19||First Person, Third Person||164|
|20||From Cozies to Crime Novels||174|
|21||Editors & Editing||182|
|22||Promotion & Self-Promotion, Career, Luck & Sincerity, Agents, Miscellaneous Rules||190|
|25||Writing Teachers/Writing Books||210|
|Chapter Last: Can You Write a Book Following These Instructions?||215|
Posted February 16, 2012
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