The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

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How did it become so prevalent? why is mystery and suspense a go-to genre for so many readers around the world? What makes the dark and sometimes grisly themes appealing? Professor David Schmid of the University of Buffalo examines these questions, as he guides you through an examination the many different varieties of the genre.

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Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - Professor hynes is an able guide, showing you what has worked for him and other novelists, and pointing out pitfalls to avoid. From evoking a scene to charting a plot to revising your drafts, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by award-winning novelist james hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer's craft.

A wealth of exercises will inspire you to practice the many techniques you learn. Writing great fiction isn't a gift reserved for the talented few. Get tips for developing believable and memorable characters, compare the advantages of different points of view, explore how to craft plausible dialogue that serves the purposes of your narrative, and more.

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There is a craft to storytelling that can be learned, and studying writing techniques can be incredibly rewarding - both personally and professionally. Writing great fiction is truly an exceptional course for anyone interested in storytelling. But as any writer can tell you, the blank page can be daunting.

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