You Can Write a Mystery

You Can Write a Mystery

by Gillian Roberts


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Have you ever thought about writing a mystery, but didn't know where to begin? In You Can Write a Mystery, Gillian Roberts guides you from developing your idea (or creating one) to completing your mystery.

With exercises, examples and practical suggestions for handling each of "The Seven Cs" of novels-characters, conflict, causality, complications, change, crisis and closure-as well as for researching, editing and submitting your work, You Can Write a Mystery covers the journey from the tickle of an idea to traditional or independent publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949135459
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2021
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Gillian Roberts is the nom de mystère taken by Judith Greber, a former high school English teacher who has taught writing for College of Marin, Book Passage, Writer's Digest and the University of San Francisco Master's in Writing program.

Under her own name, she's written four mainstream novels: Easy Answers, The Silent Partner, Mendocino, and As Good As It Gets.
As Gillian Roberts, she's written over a dozen anthologized short stories and a mystery series featuring a Philadelphia high school English teacher named Amanda Pepper. Caught Dead in Philadelphia won the World Mystery Convention's "Anthony" for Best First Mystery of 1987. Following in the series are: Philly Stakes, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia, With Friends Like These..., How I Spent My Summer Vacation, In the Dead of Summer, The Mummers' Curse, The Bluest Blood, Adam and Evil, Helen Hath No Fury, Claire and Present Danger, Till the End of Tom, A Hole in Juan and All's Well that Ends. All have been Mystery Guild selections and translated into Japanese, German and Danish and are available in audio versions as well.

Native Philadelphians, Judith and Robert Greber live in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are the parents of two adult sons.

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