You Can Write a Mystery



Format: Paperback, 124pp. ISBN: 0898798639 Publisher: F & W Publications, Incorporated Pub. Date: August 1999 From the Publisher Award-winning author Gillian Roberts takes the mystery out of writing for the stable and profitable whodunit market. In Part One, she defines the genre, concentrating on core elements of the category, from developing ideas and building character profiles to researching crimes and selecting point of view. Following her examples and exercises, readers will begin to create their own story as they construct an outline filled with hooks, cliffhangers, intriguing characters and red herrings. In Part Two, she offers expert advice for editing, revising and submitting a top-notch manuscript.


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