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The Resource Writing and selling your mystery novel : the complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime, Hallie Ephron

Writing and selling your mystery novel : the complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime, Hallie Ephron

Label
Writing and selling your mystery novel : the complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime
Title
Writing and selling your mystery novel
Title remainder
the complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime
Statement of responsibility
Hallie Ephron
Title variation
Complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UMI
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Ephron, Hallie
Dewey number
808.3872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.D4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
Writing and selling your mystery novel : the complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime, Hallie Ephron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; WHAT IS A MYSTERY NOVEL?; WHAT MAKES A MYSTERY NOVEL POPULAR?; TUNING YOUR EAR: A READING LIST; NESTING INSTRUCTIONS; How This Book Works; Part I: Planning; Chapter 1: The Premise; WHERE TO FIND IDEAS; MAKING THE LEAP FROM IDEA TO PREMISE; USING REAL EVENTS AND PEOPLE; MARKET-DRIVEN IDEAS; Chapter 2: The Mystery Sleuth; DEVELOPING YOUR PROTAGONIST'S DARK PAST; DETERMINING YOUR SLEUTH'S EXPERIENCE LEVEL; RESEARCHING YOUR CHARACTER; CRAFTING A REALISTIC PROTAGONIST
  • Chapter 3: The Crime and the Victim's SecretsTHE CRIME; THE VICTIM; Chapter 4: The Villain; PLANNING AHEAD; CREATING A VILLAIN WORTH PURSUING; MAKING THE CRIME FIT THE VILLAIN; Chapter 5: Innocent Suspects; DETERMINING THE SUSPECTS' SECRETS; MAKING INNOCENT SUSPECTS LOOK GUILTY; PLANNING A SUSPECT; Chapter 6: The Supporting Cast; THE SIDEKICK; THE ADVERSARY; THE SUPPORTING CAST; NAMING SUPPORTING CHARACTERS; Chapter 7: The Web of Characters with Competing Goals; Chapter 8: Setting; WHEN: THE YEAR; WHEN: THE SEASON; WHERE: GEOGRAPHIC LOCALE; WHERE: EXTERIORS; WHERE: INTERIORS
  • CONTEXT: ACTIVITIES AND INSTITUTIONSPERSONAL SPACES THAT REVEAL CHARACTER; MAKING A SETTING FEEL CREDIBLE; GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED; Chapter 9: Staking Out the Plot; THE SHAPE OF A MYSTERY PLOT; WELDING CHARACTER TO PLOT: PLAGUING THE PROTAGONIST; A DRAMATIC OPENING: THE SETUP; PLOT TWISTS; THE FINAL CLIMAX AND CODA; PAGES, SCENES, CHAPTERS, AND ACTS; SUBPLOTS; TO OUTLINE OR NOT TO OUTLINE; WRITING A BEFORE-THE-FACT SYNOPSIS; MAPPING CHARACTER TIME LINES; Chapter 10: Picking a Title; WHAT'S IN A TITLE?; A Blueprint for Planning a Mystery Novel; Part II: Writing; GETTING IT DOWN
  • MANUSCRIPT LENGTHChapter 11: Writing a Dramatic Opening; ANALYZING A DRAMATIC OPENING; SKETCHING OUT A DRAMATIC OPENING; WRITING THE DRAMATIC OPENING LINE; WRITING THE DRAMATIC OPENING SCENE; ENDING THE DRAMATIC OPENING WITH FORWARD MOMENTUM; Chapter 12: Introducing the Protagonist; BRINGING THE CHARACTER ONSTAGE; GIVING THE READER THE BASICS; Chapter 13: Introducing Major and Minor Characters; MAKING INTRODUCTIONS: CONJURING THE DETAILS; INTRODUCING MAJOR CHARACTERS; INTRODUCING MINOR CHARACTERS; INTRODUCING WALK-ONS; HELPING THE READER KEEP YOUR CHARACTERS STRAIGHT
  • Chapter 14: Dramatizing Scenes and Writing ChaptersSCENE: A DEFINITION; DRAMATIZING A SCENE; THE PAYOFF; SUBTLE ORIENTEERING; GROUPING SCENES INTO CHAPTERS; A WORD ABOUT PACING; Chapter 15: Narrative Voice and Viewpoint; PICKING NARRATORS; MAKING EACH NARRATOR'S VOICE MEMORABLE; DETERMINING POINT OF VIEW (POV); Chapter 16: Writing Dialogue; WRITING CONVINCING DIALOGUE; MAKING DIALOGUE FEEL AUTHENTIC; INJECTING DIALOGUE WITH CONFLICT; SHOWING EMOTIONS; SUMMARIZING INSTEAD; Chapter 17: Creating a Sense of Place; SETTING SCENES; USING SETTING IN A MYSTERY NOVEL; INCORPORATING SETTING DETAILS
Control code
982065199
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440347221
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000846
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982065199
Label
Writing and selling your mystery novel : the complete guide to mystery, suspense, and crime, Hallie Ephron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; WHAT IS A MYSTERY NOVEL?; WHAT MAKES A MYSTERY NOVEL POPULAR?; TUNING YOUR EAR: A READING LIST; NESTING INSTRUCTIONS; How This Book Works; Part I: Planning; Chapter 1: The Premise; WHERE TO FIND IDEAS; MAKING THE LEAP FROM IDEA TO PREMISE; USING REAL EVENTS AND PEOPLE; MARKET-DRIVEN IDEAS; Chapter 2: The Mystery Sleuth; DEVELOPING YOUR PROTAGONIST'S DARK PAST; DETERMINING YOUR SLEUTH'S EXPERIENCE LEVEL; RESEARCHING YOUR CHARACTER; CRAFTING A REALISTIC PROTAGONIST
  • Chapter 3: The Crime and the Victim's SecretsTHE CRIME; THE VICTIM; Chapter 4: The Villain; PLANNING AHEAD; CREATING A VILLAIN WORTH PURSUING; MAKING THE CRIME FIT THE VILLAIN; Chapter 5: Innocent Suspects; DETERMINING THE SUSPECTS' SECRETS; MAKING INNOCENT SUSPECTS LOOK GUILTY; PLANNING A SUSPECT; Chapter 6: The Supporting Cast; THE SIDEKICK; THE ADVERSARY; THE SUPPORTING CAST; NAMING SUPPORTING CHARACTERS; Chapter 7: The Web of Characters with Competing Goals; Chapter 8: Setting; WHEN: THE YEAR; WHEN: THE SEASON; WHERE: GEOGRAPHIC LOCALE; WHERE: EXTERIORS; WHERE: INTERIORS
  • CONTEXT: ACTIVITIES AND INSTITUTIONSPERSONAL SPACES THAT REVEAL CHARACTER; MAKING A SETTING FEEL CREDIBLE; GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED; Chapter 9: Staking Out the Plot; THE SHAPE OF A MYSTERY PLOT; WELDING CHARACTER TO PLOT: PLAGUING THE PROTAGONIST; A DRAMATIC OPENING: THE SETUP; PLOT TWISTS; THE FINAL CLIMAX AND CODA; PAGES, SCENES, CHAPTERS, AND ACTS; SUBPLOTS; TO OUTLINE OR NOT TO OUTLINE; WRITING A BEFORE-THE-FACT SYNOPSIS; MAPPING CHARACTER TIME LINES; Chapter 10: Picking a Title; WHAT'S IN A TITLE?; A Blueprint for Planning a Mystery Novel; Part II: Writing; GETTING IT DOWN
  • MANUSCRIPT LENGTHChapter 11: Writing a Dramatic Opening; ANALYZING A DRAMATIC OPENING; SKETCHING OUT A DRAMATIC OPENING; WRITING THE DRAMATIC OPENING LINE; WRITING THE DRAMATIC OPENING SCENE; ENDING THE DRAMATIC OPENING WITH FORWARD MOMENTUM; Chapter 12: Introducing the Protagonist; BRINGING THE CHARACTER ONSTAGE; GIVING THE READER THE BASICS; Chapter 13: Introducing Major and Minor Characters; MAKING INTRODUCTIONS: CONJURING THE DETAILS; INTRODUCING MAJOR CHARACTERS; INTRODUCING MINOR CHARACTERS; INTRODUCING WALK-ONS; HELPING THE READER KEEP YOUR CHARACTERS STRAIGHT
  • Chapter 14: Dramatizing Scenes and Writing ChaptersSCENE: A DEFINITION; DRAMATIZING A SCENE; THE PAYOFF; SUBTLE ORIENTEERING; GROUPING SCENES INTO CHAPTERS; A WORD ABOUT PACING; Chapter 15: Narrative Voice and Viewpoint; PICKING NARRATORS; MAKING EACH NARRATOR'S VOICE MEMORABLE; DETERMINING POINT OF VIEW (POV); Chapter 16: Writing Dialogue; WRITING CONVINCING DIALOGUE; MAKING DIALOGUE FEEL AUTHENTIC; INJECTING DIALOGUE WITH CONFLICT; SHOWING EMOTIONS; SUMMARIZING INSTEAD; Chapter 17: Creating a Sense of Place; SETTING SCENES; USING SETTING IN A MYSTERY NOVEL; INCORPORATING SETTING DETAILS
Control code
982065199
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440347221
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000846
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982065199

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