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.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cory Doctorow; Karl Schroeder
Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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