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How to Write Killer Fiction

The Funhouse of Mystery And the Roller Coaster of Suspense
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Any fan of mystery and/or suspense will enjoy not only Wheat's readable style but also the fascinating historic background she has compiled on these two genres. Few how-to-write books have tried to combine mystery and suspense in the same work, but Wheat, herself an award-winning mystery writer, creative writing teacher, and editor, has devoted half of this book to each. Wheat offers detailed background information on both genres while elucidating the differences between the two; she also makes concrete suggestions for the ambitious writer seeking to combine them in a single work. Arguably, good writing cannot be taught. Yet Wheat successfully clarifies the key differences between the two genres and shows how to read the work of other established writers critically for style and technique. Aside from the act of writing itself, there is no better training for the novice. Highly recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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