Writing Bestselling True Crime and Suspense: Break into the Exciting and Profitable Field of Books, Screenplay, and Television Crime Writing

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This book shows how you, too, can find and develop compelling true crime stories from everyday sources; dig out the facts and put them on paper; fashion your story for books, TV, or movies; market your story for maximum profit; and much more.
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Overview

This book shows how you, too, can find and develop compelling true crime stories from everyday sources; dig out the facts and put them on paper; fashion your story for books, TV, or movies; market your story for maximum profit; and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641019494
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/22/1997
  • Pages: 322

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Writing for the Ages: The Enduring Appeal of True Crime 1
2 Stranger Than Fiction: Finding a Story That Sells 15
3 On the Killer's Trail: Research Techniques That Work 41
4 Face to Face: Interviewing Sources 83
5 Narrating the True Crime Story: Beyond the Facts 109
6 Secondary Research and Liability Issues: Covering Your Tracks 131
7 Cashing In on Crime: Selling Your Story 151
8 True Crime Writers Confess: On the Record 181
9 From Proposal to Publication: True Crime Editors Tell What It Takes 251
10 Crime on Camera: When Hollywood Comes Calling 287
Index 313
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2001

    True Crime DOES Pay

    If there's a big crime story in town near you, this book will tell you how to follow it up, research, interview, write and sell the book or screenplay. There are many reasons NOT to write about a crime, just as there are many to write. Either way, Writing Bestselling True Crime and Suspense is just the ticket to your big break. Easy to read, understand and follow.

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