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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime (2nd Edition)

by Hallie Ephron Author

Are you a mystery, suspense, or crime writer who’s interested in taking your story ideas or rough-draft manuscript to the next level? This fully updated, expanded, and revised edition of Writing & Selling Your Mystery Novel—a finalist for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work—offers guidance on how to plan, write, revise, and eventually publish your work. New York Times best-selling author, Hallie Ephron, walks you through the technical and creative side of writing, such as character development, compelling plot construction, dialog, pacing, and revising, and gives advice on seeking publication through traditional and nontraditional means. Filled with useful information, worksheets, rewrite exercises, and prompts to help you write your best.