|Author/Contributor(s):||Mystery Writers of America ; Child, Lee ; King, Laurie R|
|Publisher:||Scribner Book Company|
--Before Writing (rules; genres; setting; character; research; etc.)
--While Writing (outlining; the plot; dialogue; mood; etc.)
--After Writing (agents; editors; self-pub; etc.)
--Other than Novels (short stories; true crime; etc.)
--Other Considerations (diverse characters; legal questions; criticism) Also included is a collection of essays from MWA published authors--including Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, and Charlaine Harris--selected by bestselling authors Lee Child and Laurie King and arranged thematically answering, "What piece of writing advice do you wish you'd had at the beginning of your career?" "Everything you wanted to know about how to plan, draft, write, revise, publish, and market a mystery" (Kirkus Reviews), this inclusive manual provides practical, current, easily digestible advice for new and established authors alike.