How To Write And Sell True Crime

Author: Gary Provost
Editor: Crossroad Press
Size: 13,88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 99

It all starts with a newspaper article depiciting an unthinkable crime in a local community. From these headlines, a skilled writer can weave a full-length book - developing the characters, determining the motives, reporting on the judgment. That writer could be you. If you're fascinated by unusual crime stories; if you want to know how to determine which stories have book potential; if you want to learn how to ferret out the details, the motives, and the psychological dramas that make up these crimes, this book is for you. Gary Provost, author of several true crime books and numerous other titles walks you through the process of writing a true crime story.

Crime Fear And The Law In True Crime Stories

Author: Anita Biressi
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1403913595
Size: 19,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 570

Why do true crime stories exert such popular fascination? What do they have to say about the fear of crime in the present moment? This book examines the historical origins and development of true crime and its evolution into distinctive contemporary forms. Embracing a range of non-fiction accounts - true crime book and magazines, law and order television, popular journalism - it traces how they harness and explore current concerns about law and order, crime and punishment and personal vulnerability.

Writing Bestselling True Crime And Suspense

Author: Tom Byrnes
Editor: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761510260
Size: 20,15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 210

True crime and suspense stories make a killing at the box office, on bestseller lists, and on TV. Both new and experienced writers have found that they can master the special skills required to make crime pay -- in book and movie contracts. "Writing Bestselling True Crime and Suspense shows how you, too, can: - Find and develop compelling true crime stories from everyday sources - Dig out the facts and put them on paper - Fashion your story for books, TV, or movies - Market your story for maximum profit - And much moreAs a special bonus, author Tom Byrnes has included in-depth interviews with true crime movers and shakers including writers, publishers, and Hollywood producers. Writing Bestselling True Crime and Suspense will show you how to craft gripping accounts of the dark deeds that dominate the news and sell them to publishers and beyond. About the Author Tom Byrnes is the author of the national bestseller "Madame Foreman: A Rush to Judgment, about the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial. He is also an award-winning editor and a journalist whose work has appeared in national newspapers and magazines.

How To Write What You Want And Sell What You Write

Author: Skip Press
ISBN: 9780760772331
Size: 19,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 876

Violence In American Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author: David Schmid
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832064
Size: 20,81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 200

This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays

The Agents Directory

Author: Rachel Vater
Editor: Emmis Books
ISBN: 9781578601448
Size: 20,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 792

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.

A Companion To Crime Fiction

Author: Charles J. Rzepka
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119675774
Size: 16,28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 120

A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

Small Press

Size: 20,51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 931

Sell Your Book Script Or Column

Author: Gini Graham Scoth Ph.D
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462048412
Size: 17,51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 832

However you do it, how you write your initial query is the key to success. This is what gets your e-mail query opened and read. Then, this initial impression shapes the way your project is considered. SELL YOUR BOOK, SCRIPT OR COLUMN will help you write a powerful query letter, drawing on my experience of over four years of writing queries for over 900 clients, as well as writing my own successful queries leading to sales of over a dozen books and options on a dozen scripts and TV projects. The book includes articles on writing good query letters, guidelines to write your own letter, and samples of letters I have written that led to high responses and resulted in deals in different industries. The first section provides general tips on pitching your material, writing a good query, and formatting it for an e-mail query, which is different from sending a postal query. It includes articles about whether to directly contact the publishers, editors, producers, and production companies or seek an agent to represent you. The next sections feature guidelines for writing a query for books, articles, columns, and screenplays. The basic principles are the same from industry to industry. The last section includes some sample letters, organized by industry. You'll find this information invaluable in knowing how to best make that all important connection. Then, when you are ready to make those connections, you can send out your own query letter or use a query service, such as PublishersAndAgents or ScreenplayWritersConnection to help.

Novel And Short Story Writer S Market 1993

Author: Robin Gee
Editor: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898795783
Size: 14,71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 617

Fiction writers turn to this guide each year for marketing information on 1,900 fiction publishers. Helpful articles and interviews with professional writers make this book essential for novel and short story writers.