Sleuth : Gail Bowen on writing mysteries

Book
Published 2018
Item Details
Summary:

"A smart, practical, and often funny guide for those who aspire to write mysteries, Sleuth reveals the secrets of the genre by a bestselling and award-winning author. Gail Bowen shows how to map out a plot, plant page-turning clues, develop fully rounded characters, and create a crime scene. She also looks at the power of story to communicate truths about the human condition. Digging into the works of Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, Louise Penny, and a score of others, Bowen explores how the best mystery writers keep readers up at night."-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9780889775244
0889775249
Description:
153 pages ; 22 cm.
Other Title:
Gail Bowen on writing mysteries
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The push toward writing
Getting started
Prewriting your mystery
Writing your mystery
Point of view/narrative perspective
Setting
Characterization
Plot
Style
Creating a robust series
Editing
Getting published.
More Information