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A Writers' & Artists' Companion

Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.
Author(s)
Michelle Spring
Published Date
19 July 2013
ISBN
9781472523938
Format
Paperback
Price
£18.99

Overview

Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres.

PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research.

PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.