How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries The Art Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past This useful fascinating and complete guide will inspire and delight writers and readers too of historical mysteries These books are the most enjoyable and memorable way to experience history up clo

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  • Title: How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past
  • Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • ISBN: 9781880284926
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writers and readers, too of historical mysteries These books are the most enjoyable and memorable way to experience history up close and personal with a brain teasing puzzle thrown in as a bonus Ranging from the eras of ancient civilizations to Japanese samurai to the twentieth century private eye,This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writers and readers, too of historical mysteries These books are the most enjoyable and memorable way to experience history up close and personal with a brain teasing puzzle thrown in as a bonus Ranging from the eras of ancient civilizations to Japanese samurai to the twentieth century private eye, from Renaissance Europe to the American frontier, they open a vast historical panorama to the curious reader who enjoys murder and mayhem along with past s and morals This sub genre is growing in popularity every year.Writing these mysteries is an art, and you can learn here how it s done.

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    1. If you're writing your first novel, I wouldn't recommend this as a resource for learning fundamentals like character development, story structure, etc. I would also suggest skipping almost all the advice on publishing. This was written in 2008 and quite a lot has changed since then, particularly with regard to self-publishing and self-promotion. (She talks about listservs! Old school.)There is a lot of great food for thought, however, on how to approach your research for a historical novel. For [...]

    2. An informative and easy-to-read guide about the process of creating, developing, publishing and promoting a historical mystery novel or series. This is not a writing guide and should be read to supplement other broader writing books, though there are certainly some good tips and opinions dropped in.Rather unfairly, this book's biggest problem and the reason I took a star away is that it was written in the early days of the internet and so some of the information and resources are dated. The auth [...]

    3. Picked this up at the library yesterday, and I'm already most of the way through it. Since this and creative non-fiction are the genres I write in, this book is a fantastic read, simply for its great examples in a broad array of time periods and geographical areas. Emerson also covers caveats one may not think of (such as not using novels as research material-- Georgette Heyer thought up some of her own ideas in a historical setting, which were taken as historical FACT and cribbed [read: plagiar [...]

    4. Really engagingly written, dealing with the major issues, full of lovely examples that make me want to read more, and refreshingly realistic about the market.

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