Re: RARA-AVIS: Handbooks for writing Mysteries...
08 Apr 99 11:43:00 -0400 A few that I've found useful:
The mid-50s edition of *The Mystery Writers Handbook* edited by
Herbert Brean with articles by Lawrence Treat, John D. MacDonald, etc.
The book publishing arm of *The Writer* has published several editions
of collections of articles, originally appearing in its magazine, by
mystery writers of articles on the mystery.
Lawrence Block's *Telling Lies for Fun and Profit*, a collection of
his regular fiction-writing columns in *Writers Digest*.
Jack Bickham wrote a good series of how-to articles on the short story
for *Writers Digest* which were collected and expanded into a book,
the title of which escapes me at the moment.
Both of the above articles are on fiction generally rather than
mysteries specifically, but both writers are well-known suspense
novlests and everything they say is applicable to crime fiction.
The book arm of *Writers Digest* also has published two editions of
articles on mystery writing, the exact titles of which escape me but
I'll post them tomorrow. - Jim Doherty
Precedence: bulk

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