Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers

Now Write Mysteries Suspense Crime Thriller and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today s Best Writers and Teachers The essential handbook for writers of whodunits techno thrillers cozies and everything in between featuring never before published personal writing exercises from some of today s bestselling and aw
  • Title: Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers
  • Author: SherryEllis Laurie Lamson
  • ISBN: 9781585429035
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers
    The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno thrillers, cozies, and everything in between featuring never before published personal writing exercises from some of today s bestselling and award winning mystery writers Now Write Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors includin The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno thrillers, cozies, and everything in between featuring never before published personal writing exercises from some of today s bestselling and award winning mystery writers Now Write Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards, for the definitive guide to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories Now Write Mysteries teaches you everything you ve ever wanted to know about crafting a page turning mystery from creating a believable detective hero or terrifying villain , to using real life cutting edge investigative techniques to bring your story to life with practical exercises taken directly from the pros Discover the best techniques for seamlessly integrating action into your story with John Lutz, New York Times bestselling author of Urge to Kill, Night Kills, and Serial Learn how to fine tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author of the Armand Gamache mysteries Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and writer producer for Law Order, on how to compose a scene that lives up to your character s backstory.Let Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable, engaging detective Hint It s not about making him flawless No other mystery writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award winners and bestselling authors in one place.
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  • SherryEllis Laurie Lamson

    Sherry Ellis was a writer, social worker, writing coach, and the originator of the Now Write series of writing exercise books She edited Now Write , Now Write Nonfiction, and coedited Now Write Screenwriting with her niece, Laurie Lamson Her author interviews were published in literary magazines and are anthologized in Illuminating Fiction She passed away during the process of putting together the fourth book in the series Now Write Mysteries She is greatly missed by authors everywhere.

  • 844 Comments

  • This was an awesome book both for a seasoned as well as a beginning mystery author I especially enjoyed the exercises at the end of each chapter Getting writing advice from some of the most successful mystery authors in the business was eye opening, even to me, a published mystery author.


  • At first I wasn t sure if I would like the format Each chapter is written by a different author and is usually a couple pages of advice on a particular subject followed by an exercise I thought maybe the book would be nothing but writing exercises with little in the way of guidance, but that s really not the case It s about half half, which works out pretty well The fact that the advice is coming from published authors is extremely helpful Plus you re getting advice from many people instead of o [...]


  • I like that the chapters are so short I am picking out a few of them to show to my students when we write fiction in the fall Varying difficulty level, but I appreciated the concise and practical ones.


  • Now Write Mysteries provides a whopping 350 pages of exercises on writing mysterious, thrillers and crime fiction, that are bound to improve your writing, spark creativity and move your manuscript further towards brilliance.Unfortunately the contributors were also allowed a page or two of explanation before each exercise, which tended to err towards autobiography not why I read the book and discussion of the authors own work only slightly helpful Eventually these parts simply blurred into one, a [...]



  • Great info Resulted in twenty pages of handwritten notes Looking forward to the Screenwriting and Fiction books in this series.


  • This is a very good text with a bunch of essays and exercises from notable authors and teachers I felt it was a little dry to read for long periods of time, though.


  • Some of the exercises were actually quite useful I haven t even done any yet and I already have some ideas for my current novel and a solid frame work for it However, a lot of the essays, if not the exercises themselves, were quite similar and repetitive, particularly regarding the importance of setting and show, don t tell While I highly agree that both of these are important, considering the number of authors contributing to this work, I was hoping for a diverse range of topics discussed I [...]


  • I picked up Now Write Mysteries while browsing the stacks in my local public library The collection of advice from different mystery and thriller authors is varied and chock full of useful advice I like to start my writing day with a bit of reading, and this book was perfect for that purpose Each of the chapters takes only a few minutes to read and has useful exercises to illustrate the authors point If you are looking for concise, actionable advice on how to improve your mystery writing, this i [...]


  • This is the first Rick Mofina thriller that I have read, and I enjoyed it so much that I wrote him a note to tell him so I love mysteries and thrillers and his pacing was great in the book He has crafted a fast tale with interesting characters, that you can keep up with, and unlike other mysteries you don t jump too far ahead of the narrators to solve the problem He did throw a few curves in the ending and I really enjoyed that David Morrell also endorsed him and I enjoy his writing as well, so [...]


  • Great book for all writers, not just mystery writers Lots of good essays on writing in general, and even those that focus on mystery thriller suspense have takeaways that can apply to most genres The essays are short and there is an exercise with each.




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