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The Arvon book of crime and thriller writing

Author: Michelle Spring; Laurie R King; Carole Angier; Sally Cline
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
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A detailed, practical guide to writing every kind of crime story, from classic whodunits to fast-paced thrillers. The book's objective is to bring together some of the lessons and insights that the authors and contributors have learned over their careers, to help the readers to free their creative minds, while also studying the solid technique behind writing in this genre.
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Spring, Michelle.
Arvon book of crime and thriller writing.
London : Bloomsbury, 2012
(OCoLC)816551074
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Spring; Laurie R King; Carole Angier; Sally Cline
ISBN: 9781408166154 1408166151 9781408166161 140816616X 128385371X 9781283853712
OCLC Number: 822565334
Notes: "Includes writing tips from Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin and other best selling authors."--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 279 pages)
Contents: PrefaceForeword by P. D. JamesPreface by Carole Angier and Sally ClineIntroduction by Michelle Spring and Laurie R. KingNotes on Format and TerminologyPart One: On a Life of CrimeReflections I, Michelle Spring: Thoughts About Crime'I Always Knew I Wanted to Be a Writer'Reasons to Write a Crime NovelThe Shadow of ViolenceJust When You Thought It Was Safe to Come out of the Water...Psychopaths and Everyday KillersThe Grim ReaperReflections II, Laurie R. King: A Life of Crime (Fiction)An Honorable CallingMysteries, Greater and LesserMaking a Crime WriterThe Mystery of the MysteryStill Just Writing Haiku?Writing as an Active VerbWays of WritingMichelle Spring: The Orderly School of WritingLaurie R. King: The Organic WayCodaThe World of CrimeThe Roots of the Matter: a History of Crime Fiction What is Crime?The Spectrum, Gentle to ThrillerGetting ReadyReading Like a WriterIdeasWrite What You Really KnowWhere Do You Get Your Ideas?Harvesting IdeasTesting IdeasGetting Rid of IdeasEarly DecisionsPoint of ViewSettingPeriodSeries or Standalone?'Sub-plots', 'Themes', and 'Author's Voice'Plotting: How (and When) to Do ItThe Organic ApproachThe Orderly ApproachMiddle Ground: The Orderly OrganicsResearchWhat You Need to Know in Order to WriteResearch in StagesA Sense of PlaceLibrary Vs InternetThe ExpertTaking Control of Your ResearchPart Two: Guest AuthorsMark BillinghamS. J. BoltonAlafair BurkeLee ChildN. J. CooperMeg GardinerTess GerritsenSophie HannahJim KellyLaura LippmanGayle LyndsAlex McbrideVal McdermidDreda Say MitchellSara ParetskyJill Paton WalshGeorge PelecanosIan RankinPeter RobinsonS. J. RozanGuy SavilleYrsa SigurdardottirDana StabenowAndrew TaylorCharles ToddLaura WilsonPart 3: Getting Your Story AcrossThe Tools of WritingPlots, Characters, and Story: Chicken or Egg? Plot Vs. Story LanguageDescriptionSetting-place and TimeAtmosphere, or, in Defence of WeatherDivisions: Sentence, Scene, Chapter, BookPreface and PrologueDialogue and Body LanguageHumourTitlesCharactersCharacters in Crime FictionWhat Do the Characters Want?Narrators and ProtagonistsHeroes and VillainsSidekicks and Supporting ActorsThe VictimDistinctive Elements of Crime FictionCoincidence and Fair PlayThe ClueThe Red HerringConflict and ViolencePace and ProgressionStay True to Your Niche?When the Going Gets ToughWriter's BlockWorking with Others-courses, Writing Groups, and MentorsThe Story's Arc, or ActsThe Curtain Rises: Opening and HookAct One: The BeginningThe SetupAction and SuspenseBackstory and the Series NovelAct Two: The MiddleHeaping on the ChallengesPace-peaks and ValleysAct Three: The EndgameClosing and CodaWhen You're 'finished': The RewriteThe RewriteReading AloudHow Many Drafts?What Next?When You're Really FinishedThe Publishable ManuscriptE-publishingThe AgentContestsWhen to Start the Promotion Wagon Rolling?Author's Web SiteSocial MediaOutreachThe Writer's Public FaceConferences and ClassesTaking CriticismWhat Are You Aiming For?Resources and ReadingA Writer's Reference LibraryResearch Tools: Maps, Guidebooks, Experts, the InternetNovels to StudyBibliography
Responsibility: Michelle Spring and Laurie R. King ; Carole Angier and Sally Cline, series editors.

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