|About the Book|
Writing Mysteries is a practical handbook that gives readers the opportunity to explore the art, craft, and business of mystery, crime, and suspense writing. It guides potential mystery writers through an easy-to-understand process for creating a successful mystery -- from finding ideas and inventing appealing characters to publishing the finished manuscript. Writing Mysteries also helps writers understand todays exciting and diverse mystery genre, and shows how to exploit the opportunities it offers.Understanding that the creative process works differently for all writers, the author encourages writers to explore and expand their skills and techniques, and allows them to develop a satisfying personal approach to their writing. Writing Mysteries supports the efforts of aspiring and novice writers with solid information, practical how-tos, and friendly encouragement and aims to build proficiency and confidence.