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How to Write Crime - Marele Day

How to Write Crime

By: Marele Day (Editor)

Paperback Published: March 1996
ISBN: 9781863739986
Number Of Pages: 206

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How To Write Crime shows you the skills, techniques and short cuts used by the award-winning, best-selling writers who have contributed to this book. They offer you their own tips and experiences in ways to solve problems, the creation of characters, working out the plot, writing gripping action scenes, the unobtrusive planting of clues and the way you can blend the real with the imagined to make a plausible story.
Conceived as a practical 'how-to' guide on writing crime fiction, this book is much more than that. It reveals writers at work: giving fascinating insights on the way they approach what they do and how their books were produced.
Whether you want to write a story of your own or are simply interested in reading more crime fiction, this book will prove invaluable.


Introduction - Marele Day

1 What kind of ghoul am I? Genre and subgenre - Stephen Knight

2 Research - Sandra Harvey

3 Fact into fiction - Kerry Greenwood

4 Plot and structure - Garry Disher

5 Character - Minette Walters

6 Dialogue - J. R. Carroll

7 Beginnings, endings and bits in between - Robert Wallace

8 Setting, action and suspense - Nigel Krauth

9 The words on the page - Debra Adelaide

10 From rough idea to final draft - Jean Bedford

11 Taking care of business - Marele Day

12 The reader's point of view - Stuart Coupe


ISBN: 9781863739986
ISBN-10: 186373998X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: March 1996
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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