The Criminal Mind: A Writer's Guide to Forensic Psychology by Katherine Ramsland
This book corrects common media misconceptions about the nature of the criminal psyche in order to help writers create more credible and convincing characters. The Criminal Mind examines the fundamentals of psychology and law, theories of criminality, and character disorders that can lead to criminal behavior. Writers will learn how criminals think and how forensic psychology is used to catch them. Katherine Ramsland also explores the legal process, including psychological evaluations, lie detection, insanity pleas and the treatment of criminals and victims.
Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians by Marc McCutcheon
Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice-of-life facts depicted for each of these major time periods. Each book contains descriptions of the period's food and clothes; customs and slang; occupations; common religious and political practices; and other historical details.
Science Fiction 101: Where to Start Reading and Writing Science Fiction by Robert Silverberg
For those who read or write science fiction comes a great introduction to the secrets, the crafts, and the art of sci fi. Included are 13 classic works by Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick, Jack Vance, Frederick Pohl, and many others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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