Coupon
The Elements of Mystery Fiction : Writing the Modern Whodunit
by William G. Tapply


Overview - The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whonunit has guided and inspied mystery writersveterans as well as beginners-- for nearly a decade. Here William G. Tapply, with more than 20 popular mystery and suspense novels under his belt, isolates the crucial ""elements"" of the mystery novels that publishers want to publish and readers want to read--original plots, clever clues, sympathetic sleuths, memorable villains, multi-dimensional supporting characters, true-to-life settings, sharp narrative hooks, and, of course, smooth writing.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $16.95
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 13.56

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock. Place Order by Noon EST December 18th and Choose Free/Standard Shipping for Christmas Delivery.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 25 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About The Elements of Mystery Fiction by William G. Tapply
 
 
 
Overview
The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whonunit has guided and inspied mystery writersveterans as well as beginners-- for nearly a decade. Here William G. Tapply, with more than 20 popular mystery and suspense novels under his belt, isolates the crucial ""elements"" of the mystery novels that publishers want to publish and readers want to read--original plots, clever clues, sympathetic sleuths, memorable villains, multi-dimensional supporting characters, true-to-life settings, sharp narrative hooks, and, of course, smooth writing. In clear readable prose using examples from many of our best contemporary mystery novelists, Tapply shows how the writer can create the pieces and fit them together to make a story you can't put down.


This new expanded edition of Elements contains original chapters by some of our best contemporary writers and most prominent personalities in the publishing world discussing writing and business issues that are vital to mystery writers in the 21st century.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781590581155
  • ISBN-10: 1590581156
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Page Count: 187
  • Dimensions: 8.58 x 5.54 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Composition & Creative Writing - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews