How to Write a Damn Good Thriller

HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers.

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429913630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make up most of the titles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics: *Germinal ideas *Breathing life into great thriller characters *Crafting a gripping opening *Maintaining tension *Creating obstacles and conflicts *Writing a mean, lean thriller scene *Adding surprise twists *Building a smashing climax and many more. In his trademark approachable and humorous style, Frey illuminates the building blocks of great thrillers and gives the reader the tools to write his or her own.

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

Sue Grafton and Tony Hillerman write damn good genre mysteries. Mainstream
mysteries are published first in hardcover and only later in rack-sized paperback.
The mainstream mystery has many of the same elements as the genre ...

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429974133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel

OBJECTIVE VIEWPOINT When the narrator is outside the characters at all times,
writing as if he were a reporter, he is writing in objective viewpoint. The narrator
describes the actions of the characters as if he were, say, watching a play.

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429997850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles. An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

The Art of the Traditional Short Story

Fourteen Short Stories by master Storytellers, James N. Frey and Lester Gorn.

Author: Lester Gorn

Publisher: Bearcat Press

ISBN: 1937356299

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Fourteen Short Stories by master Storytellers, James N. Frey and Lester Gorn.

2008 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

How to Contact Query with SASE . No e - mail or fax queries . Considers
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Returns materials only with SASE . Recent Sales How to Write a Damn Good
Mystery ...

Author: Lauren Mosko

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

2007 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

Recent Sales How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by James N. Frey (St. Martin's
Press); The Handscrabble Chronicles (Berkley); Something to Live For (
University of Michigan Press). Terms Agent receives 15% commission on
domestic sales; ...

Author: Lauren Mosko

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing.

2008 Writer s Market

... Write a Damn Good Mystery , by James N. Frey ( St. Martin's Press ) ; The
Handscrabble Chronicles ( Berkley ) ; Haunted Heart : A Biography of Susannah
McCorkle , by Linda Dahl ( University of Michigan Press ) ; Garden of Aloes , by ...

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974969

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1176

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Incorporating all the great information writers have to come to expect for more than 80 years, this latest edition features higher profiles of its author interviews, five new market sections, and the most up-to-date market listings available to help readers find success.

Writer s Market

0-* Actively seeking mysteries, literary fiction, mainstream fiction, thrillers, social
history, parenting, classical music, ... Recent Sales How to Write a Damn Good
Mystery, by James N. Frey (St. Martin's); Moment of Madness, by Una-Mary
Parker ...

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974012

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1178

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Provides writers with access to up-to-date market information, including contact and submission details, editorial requirements, interviews with successful authors, and guidelines for freelancers.

2008 Writer s Market Deluxe Edition

O-n Actively seeking mysteries, literary fiction, mainstream fiction, thrillers, social
history, parenting, classical music, and biography. ... Recent Sales How to Write a
Damn Good Mystery, by James N. Frey (St. Martin's Press); The Handscrabble ...

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1184

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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

2009 Writer s Market

romance ; science fiction ; short story collections ; spiritual ; sports ; thriller ;
translation ; westerns / frontier ; young adult ; women's ... Recent Sales How to
Write a Damn Good Mystery , by James N. Frey ( St. Martin's Press ) ; The
Handscrabble ...

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582975418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1184

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For 88 years, Writer's Market has given fiction and nonfiction writers the information they need to sell their work–from completely up-to-date listings to exclusive interviews with successful writers. The 2009 edition provides all this and more with over 3,500 listings for book publishers, magazines and literary agents, in addition to a completely updated freelance rate chart. In addition to the thousands of market listings, you'll find up-to-date information on becoming a successful freelancer covering everything from writing query letters to launching a freelance business, and more.

San Francisco Review of Books

Kaplan says he has no not to hire him as a writing instructor ) . regrets about
having attended Squaw and “ . ... and dubious talent was known book called “
How to Write a Damn Good to be one of their graduates . Novel . ” ( St . Martin ' s
Press ) ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007487106

Category: American literature

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2004 Writer s Market Online

O Actively seeking mysteries , literary fiction , mainstream fiction , thrillers , social
history , parenting , classical music ... Recent Sales : How to Write a Damn Good
Mystery , by James N. Frey ( St. Martin's ) ; Moment of Madness , by Una - Mary ...

Author: Kathryn Struckel Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582971900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1120

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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

2004 Writer s Market

Or Actively seeking mysteries , literary fiction , mainstream fiction , thrillers , social
history , parenting , classical music ... Recent Sales : How to Write a Damn Good
Mystery , by James N. Frey ( St. Martin's ) ; Moment of Madness , by Una - Mary ...

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582971897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1120

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The standard guide for writers contains thousands of up-to-date entries--including more than one thousand new ones--along with submission information, editorial requirements, interviews with successful writers, thousands of phone and fax numbers, email addresses, and guidance on how much to charge for freelancing. Original. 130,000 first printing.

Final Betrayal

The extraordinary James N . Frey , author of the How to Write A Damn Good
Novel series , has been my mentor and friend for more than a decade , reading
my early twaddle , banging me over the head , and screaming , “ Conflict ! Every
scene ...

Author: Elaine Taylor

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 1596871555

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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When her lover is found murdered, computer consultant Catherine Calabretta, an ardent supporter of personal privacy, finds her own life up for grabs and joins forces with two company hackers and a crippled former cop to find the killer and clear her own name. A first novel.

2005 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

Write a compelling letter. ... Considers these fiction areas: Mystery/ suspense;
picture books; religious/inspirational; romance; young adult; women's; chick lit,
high-level ... 5. Recent Sales How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by 158 The
Markets.

Author: Anne Bowling

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582972745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 650

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

Novel Short Story Writer s Market

Tips "We no longer accept queries from writers unless we have met with them at
a writing conference or they've been ... Recent Sales Hou> to Write a Damn Good
Mystery, by James N. Frey (St. Martin's); Moment of Madness, by Una-Mary ...

Author: Lauren Mosko

Publisher:

ISBN: 1582973970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 650

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

2007 Guide to Literary Agents

Recent Sales How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by James N. Frey (St. Martin's
Press); The Handscrabble Chronicles (Berkley); Something to Live For (
University of Michigan Press). Terms Agent receives 15% commission on
domestic sales; ...

Author: Joanna Masterson

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada

Author: جيمس جويس

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 285

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في يوم من الايام , و كان يوماً جميلاً جداً , كانت هناك بقرة قادمة عبر الطريق , قابلت هذه البقرة عن الطريق صبياً صغيراً لطيفاً جداً إسمه الطفل " تاكو " قص عليه أبوه هذه القصة , و كان ينظر إليه من وراء نظارته . كان له وجه كثيف الشعر . أما هو فكان الطفل " تاكو " و سارت البقرة عبر الطريق الى حيث تسكن " بيتي بيرن " التى تبيع فطائر الليمون .

2008 Guide to Literary Agents

What writers can do to increase the likelihood of our retainer is to write an
excellent summary and provide a great marketing ... Recent Sales How to Write a
Damn Good Mystery , by James N . Frey ( St . Martin ' s Press ) ; The
Handscrabble ...

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582975035

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada