Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock'em Dead with Style (Paperback)

By Hallie Ephron, S. J. Rozan (Foreword by)
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Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story

With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses.

This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery writing, including:

  • planning, twisting the plot, and constructing a credible surprise ending
  • creating a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain
  • deceiving and revealing with red herrings and clues
  • writing investigation, spine-tingling suspense, and dramatic action
  • revising - from sharpening characters, to optimizing pace, to smithing words
  • engaging the reader
By the time you finish reading part one of this book, you will have a blueprint for your entire story. Parts two and there take your blueprint from idea to well-polished novel. Part four is an insider's guide to getting it into an agent's or publisher's hands.

About the Author


Hallie Ephron is the award-winning author of Never Tell a Lie, Come and Find Me, There Was an Old Woman, and the upcoming Night Night, Sleep Tight. She is the mystery reviewer for The Boston Globe and lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781582973760
ISBN-10: 1582973768
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Date: September 2005
Pages: 248
Language: English