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Teach Yourself Writing Crime Fiction By Lesley Grant-Adamson

Teach Yourself Writing Crime Fiction
by Lesley Grant-Adamson

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- Do you want to write crime fiction... and get published?- Are you looking for a new genre in which to write?- Do you need advice on the publishing industry?
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Teach Yourself Writing Crime Fiction by Lesley Grant-Adamson

We are all born with a talent for story-telling. Few people, though, have an instinctive understanding of how to develop their ideas into novels. In TEACH YOURSELF WRITING CRIME FICTION, Lesley Grant-Adamson encourages you to explore the ideas you already have, and gets you working step by step on your own work.

This book analyses the elements of the broad crime fiction genre, covering the classic detective story, the espionage thriller, comic crime fiction, romantic suspense, the feminist sleuth and more.

Grant-Adamson guides you through the process of crafting your material:

- recognising an idea for a novel

- setting the scene

- shaping your characters

- evolving plot

- researching your background

- maintaining style and using literary techniques

- finding a way out if you get stuck!

This practical book also includes advice on presenting your work to a publisher and enjoying your new role as a published crime writer.

Whether you are a novice or already established, TEACH YOURSELF WRITING CRIME FICTION shows you how to find your voice as a crime writer, without cramping your style.

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About Lesley Grant-Adamson

LESLEY GRANT-ADAMSON has published eleven novels and has taught creative writing at university level, as well as for writers' groups, residential courses and prisons - both in the UK and overseas.

Table of Contents

To begin at the beginning - an introduction; with luck and a following wind - story, characters, tone, theme and setting; ways and means - the different genres of crime fiction; plots and plans - structuring your writing; writing the first chapter - style, voice and clues; suits writer - monitoring your progress and keeping going; a good idea at the time - what to do if it starts to go wong; first draft and moment of truth - editing and improving your work; being published - dealing with publishers and agents; the vocation of unhappiness - what happens next?; short stories - specific short story skills.

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Teach Yourself Writing Crime Fiction by Lesley Grant-Adamson
Lesley Grant-Adamson
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