Masterclass: Writing Crime Fiction
How to create compelling plots, dramatic characters and nail biting twists in crime and detective fiction
By Rosemary Rowe
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING CRIME THRILLERS, HARD BOILED FICTION AND DETECTIVE STORIES.
Create compelling plots, dramatic characters and nail-biting twists that sell.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE GRIPPING CRIME FICTION.
Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel?
Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly?
Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists?
This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises. The first part of the book establishes the rules of writing crime fiction - from convincing characters to the role of research. The book then covers the practical craft of writing and editing, before explaining in detail how to secure a contract and/or self-publish your work. A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to be the next Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Rosemary Rowe is extremely active in the crime-writing community, and is a very involved member of the Crime Writers' Association. She has written a series of popular crime novels set in second-century Roman Britain, featuring the Celtic sleuth and mosaic-maker, Libertus, and regularly gives talks and runs crime writing courses, the latest being a Summer School Crime Writing Course.
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28 Nov 2014
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