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How to Write Killer Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery and the Roller Coaster of Suspense
     

How to Write Killer Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery and the Roller Coaster of Suspense

by Carolyn Wheat
 

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Writing is all about creating an experience for the reader. Whether you're giving them a brain-teasing puzzle or an adrenaline-soaked emotional roller coaster-ride, this book helps you shape your fiction to create maximum enjoyment for your readers. Now you can learn the craft directly from one of the most respected contemporary writers in the field, Carolyn What,

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Writing is all about creating an experience for the reader. Whether you're giving them a brain-teasing puzzle or an adrenaline-soaked emotional roller coaster-ride, this book helps you shape your fiction to create maximum enjoyment for your readers. Now you can learn the craft directly from one of the most respected contemporary writers in the field, Carolyn What, winner of multitudinous awards and nominations. What knows what editors want, and shows you how to achieve your writing an publishing goals. How To Write Killer Fiction is a handbook that no writer of mystery or suspense can afford to be without.

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Library Journal
Any fan of mystery and/or suspense will enjoy not only Wheat's readable style but also the fascinating historic background she has compiled on these two genres. Few how-to-write books have tried to combine mystery and suspense in the same work, but Wheat, herself an award-winning mystery writer, creative writing teacher, and editor, has devoted half of this book to each. Wheat offers detailed background information on both genres while elucidating the differences between the two; she also makes concrete suggestions for the ambitious writer seeking to combine them in a single work. Arguably, good writing cannot be taught. Yet Wheat successfully clarifies the key differences between the two genres and shows how to read the work of other established writers critically for style and technique. Aside from the act of writing itself, there is no better training for the novice. Highly recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564747051
Publisher:
Perseverance Press
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
801,288
File size:
1 MB

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