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The elements of mystery fiction : writing a modern whodunit, William G. Tapply

Label
The elements of mystery fiction : writing a modern whodunit
Title
The elements of mystery fiction
Title remainder
writing a modern whodunit
Statement of responsibility
William G. Tapply
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit has guided and inspired mystery writers -- veterans as well as beginners -- for nearly a decade. Here William G. Tapply, with more than 20 popular mystery and suspense novels under his belt, isolates the crucial "elements" of the mystery novels that publishers want to publish and readers want to read -- original plots, clever clues, sympathetic sleuths, memorable villains, multi-dimensional supporting characters, true-to-life settings, sharp narrative hooks, and, of course, smooth writing. In clear, readable prose using examples from many of our best contemporary mystery novelists, Tapply shows how the writer can create the pieces and fit them together to make a story you can't put down. This new expanded edition of Elements contains original chapters by some of our best contemporary writers and most prominent personalities in the publishing world discussing writing and business issues that are vital to mystery writers in the 21st century
Cataloging source
OCO
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Tapply, William G
Dewey number
808.3872
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.D4
LC item number
T36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
The elements of mystery fiction : writing a modern whodunit, William G. Tapply
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the second edition -- Introduction -- Writing a modern whodunit: Elements of mystery fiction -- Finding your story -- Protagonist: Sleuth as hero or heroine -- Lineup: Villains, victims, suspects, and other characters -- Point of view: Giving your reader a place to stand -- Setting: Scene of the crime -- Getting It started: Setting the narrative hook -- Structuring the story: Building tension -- Building conflict to make scenes work -- Dialogue: Lifeblood of mystery fiction -- Getting It Right: Rewriting and revising -- Other important considerations: Writing the mystery series -- Standalone or series mystery? -- Seeing double: Making collaboration work -- Doing business with agents -- Editing and publishing mysteries -- Bookselling business -- Catch-23: Publicizing your mystery novel -- Persistence
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777974577
Label
The elements of mystery fiction : writing a modern whodunit, William G. Tapply
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the second edition -- Introduction -- Writing a modern whodunit: Elements of mystery fiction -- Finding your story -- Protagonist: Sleuth as hero or heroine -- Lineup: Villains, victims, suspects, and other characters -- Point of view: Giving your reader a place to stand -- Setting: Scene of the crime -- Getting It started: Setting the narrative hook -- Structuring the story: Building tension -- Building conflict to make scenes work -- Dialogue: Lifeblood of mystery fiction -- Getting It Right: Rewriting and revising -- Other important considerations: Writing the mystery series -- Standalone or series mystery? -- Seeing double: Making collaboration work -- Doing business with agents -- Editing and publishing mysteries -- Bookselling business -- Catch-23: Publicizing your mystery novel -- Persistence
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777974577

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