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The Elements of Mystery Fiction

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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.


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Publisher: Sourcebooks

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  • Release date: September 1, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781615952120
  • Release date: September 1, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781615952120
  • File size: 709 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781615952120
  • File size: 706 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2011

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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.


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    Publisher:
    Sourcebooks

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 1, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781615952120
    Release date: September 1, 2011

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781615952120
    File size: 709 KB
    Release date: September 1, 2011

    Open EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781615952120
    File size: 706 KB
    Release date: September 1, 2011

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
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  • Languages
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