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Crime Writing Confidential - What Crime Writers Do, and How They've Done It

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Ever wondered how crime writers manage to enthrall and entice you into wanting to read their books? Ever wanted to do that yourself?

In this collection of critiques and essays, Keith Dixon demonstrates how crime fiction writers put together their books, using a close analysis of the way they write - their tactics, their strategies, their actual prose. Focusing on a number of recent books by the famous and not-so-famous, his analysis will help new writers understand the nuts and bolts of construction and how to develop their own writing style. If you're looking for how you can write a book or just improve your writing skills, then this collection of essays will help. If you're writing crime fiction, it will be invaluable.

See how your favourite authors structure their novels...

  • Harlan Coben

  • John Sandford

  • Jo Nesbo

  • John Hart

  • Lee Child

  • And more ...

  • Discover invaluable secrets about:

  • How to read in order to improve your writing

  • How to write great dialogue

  • Find 25 essays on how crime writers:

  • Create characters that engage

  • Use language to make an impact

  • Choose their narrative strategies

  • Crime Writing Confidential will boost your confidence as a writer and give you insights into how the best writers create their books - and how it can go wrong, even for the most successful!

    Use the Look Inside feature to get a preview of what this exciting book has to offer those who want to learn the secrets of the best-sellers. In fact, anyone interested in creative writing, in whatever genre, will learn something.


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    Kindle Editions

    May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

    Title: Crime Writing Confidential - What Crime Writers Do, and How They've Done It
    Author(s): Keith Dixon
    Publisher: Semiologic Ltd
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