Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional

Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional

by G Miki Hayden
Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional

Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional

by G Miki Hayden

Paperback(3rd ed.)

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Overview

This third edition of G. Miki Hayden's award-winning guide for mystery writers provides invaluable step-by-step advice on shaping plots, developing characters, and creating a fast-paced and compelling mystery for the modern market. Regular exercises throughout the book help you put into practice what you've learned, and once you've created your masterpiece Hayden provides guidance on how to get your novel to market: how to approach agents and publishers; how to prepare your manuscript and cover letter; and a whole new section on the self-publishing phenomenon that has exploded since the publication of the first edition. Hayden also offers tips and advice from some of the biggest names in modern mystery, through interviews with such renowned authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Tony Hillerman, Rick Riordan, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909935228
Publisher: Jp&a Dyson
Publication date: 04/07/2018
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

G. Miki Hayden is a long-time member and former board member of Mystery Writers of America, and regularly teaches a mystery writing workshop (and other courses) at Writer's Digest online university. She has recent novels from Portals Publishing and from Curiosity Quills Press, the current publisher of her style guide, The Naked Writer. She has had many short stories in print over the years in national publications. Her story "The Maids," set in French-ruled Haiti and featured in an MWA anthology, won an Edgar.
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