Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure by Andrea Campbell
A forensics expert shares the insider facts crime and mystery writers need to write authentic stories. Covers criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, the justice system, and more and also features dozens of real-life case studies.
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.
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America by Sue Grafton
In this newly revised edition of the Mystery Writers of America classic, Grafton weaves the experience of today's top authors into a comprehensive how-to.
Writing Horror by Edo Van Belkom
Think you have the makings of a good horror writer? The craft of horror fiction has its own rules. Writing Horror takes you through the process of creating horror, including the art of suspending reader disbelief, the creation of atmosphere and believable characters, and the seven steps of plotting. From psychological to supernatural horror, from vampires to splatterpunk, Writing Horror gives you practical advice on starting and finishing your manuscript, getting a response from publishers, and cracking the pro market.
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.
Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by David Gerrold
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Gerrold charms and challenges readers with his detailed instruction for creating compelling tales of fantasy and science fiction.
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.
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