Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith
One of the top suspense novelists in the world explains how to use the elements of suspense to create and develop an exciting story, from the initial idea and the formation of the plot to the final draft; provides examples from her own work; and discuses her own trials and tribulations in the literary world.
An Introduction to Christian Writing by Ethel Herr
This exhaustive textbook is now in its second edition. It covers everything a beginning writer needs to know about getting published and serves as a solid reminder for the professional who needs an occasional bit of advice.
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference by Writer's Digest; Terry Brooks
This reference book provides A-to-Z coverage of the realm of the fantastic, offering writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and historical fiction vivid and detailed descriptions of the legendary humans, animals, societies, and religions that make the genre exciting and imaginative.
How to Write Romance for the New Market and Get Published by Kathryn Falk
The owner and founder of "Romantic Times" magazine gives aspiring authors tips and advice on writing and having their books published, emphasizing the rapidly growing sub-genres of ethnic romance.
The Crime Writer's Sourcebook by Douglas Wynn
True crime cases to inspire your writing, at last -- here is the ultimate reference book for crime writers. Drawing on his knowledge of forensic science and police procedure, Douglas Wynn examines a number of real-life crimes to give writers a wealth of inspiration to draw on. How they killed, who they killed, why they killed; Wynn examines both method and motivation in this comprehensive and fascinating guide. Meticulously researched, detailed and compulsively readable, The Crime Writer's Sourcebook is guaranteed to spark every crime writer's imagination.
Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel by Melissa Scott
How does one write science fiction so that it is believable and meaningful? Melissa Scott shares her successful techniques and insights.
Popular Fiction by Gary Hoppenstand
This exciting and unique new anthology offers the best of popular fiction, including 45 short stories and one short novel that highlight the major genres of romance, horror fiction, science fiction, detective stories and adventure. Some of the world's most popular authors, from Edgar Allen Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle to Stephen King and Ian Fleming, are featured. Supporting this definitive collection of stories are ten non-fiction essays which discuss the key elements for writing in each genre.
20 Master Plots And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias
The Best of Novel Advice by Jeanne Marie Childe
A Writer's Roadmap by Wendell Wellman
Science Fiction Writer's Workshop-I: An Introduction to Fiction Mechanics by Barry B. Longyear
Armed & Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons by Michael Newton
Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional by G. Miki Hayden
Writing Romantic Fiction: How to Make a Success of Your Creative Work by Marina Oliver
Writing Horror Fiction by Guy N. Smith
How to Write Funny: Add Humor to Every Kind of Writing by John B. Kachuba
Christian Writer's Market Guide 2003 by Sally E. Stuart
The Complete Guide to Writing and Selling the Christian Novel by Penelope J. Stokes
Writing Humor: Creativity and the Comic Mind by Mary Ann Rishel
Writing Television Comedy by Jerry Rannow
The Writer's Guide to the Business of Comics by Lurene Haines
The Comedy Market: A Writer's Guide to Making Money Being Funny by Carmine Desena
Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer