Schaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories
McGraw-Hill • ISBN 0-07-039077-0 • $10.95
"This book is a gem." — AMAZON.COM 5-STAR REVIEW
your pencil and get ready to write captivating, memorable short
stories—the kind that keep readers glued to the page. Quickly and
simply, this concise guide gives you clear explanations, proven tips
and techniques that show you how to:
• Come up with dynamic ideas • Create characters who come to life on the page • Develop a unique and compelling plot • Bring readers into a vivid story world • Develop your individual writer’s voice
This stimulating book will help you to start confidently, write freely,
finish strongly, and make the most of your writing ability.
"Excellent pointers…a well-done how-to book." — MURDER MOST COZY
is a tantalizing word. It suggests secrets and intrigue, an opportunity
to peek behind closed doors, shines light into shadowy corners, and
unlock truths about the human heart and mind. If you want to write a mystery, this book is for you. Writing
Mysteries explores the art, craft, and business of crime and suspense
writing. It guides aspiring mystery writers through a practical process
for creating a successful mystery—from finding ideas and inventing
engaging characters to getting published. Writing Mysteries helps
writers understand today’s vibrant, diverse mystery genre and shows how
to take advantage of the opportunities the genre presents.
A Relative Stranger
St. Martin’s Press • ISBN 0-312-06307-5
"Powerful storytelling" — MOSTLY MURDER
Anthony Award Nominee: Best First Mystery Novel
scandalous Deborah Collington has been found murdered in an
alley after an arts-benefit ball. Her valuable diamond-and- emerald
necklace is missing. The
case comes to San Francisco artist and private investigator Jess
Randolph. When the father who abandoned her as a child turns up as the
prime suspect, Jess is faced with more than a homicide case—she must
solve the mystery of her own past.
search to learn the truth about the murder and her family’s secrets
takes her into a world of art galleries, theaters, marinas, and exotic
gems. And soon she finds herself in a conflict that threatens her
career and ultimately her life.
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