How to Write a Detective Story
The detective story is one of the most popular genres in literature and movies and the basic formula for the whodunit story is simple in its logic. Beginning with the basic formula can get you started on the road to creating the next Sherlock Holmes or...
In his history of the detective story, Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the
... Dine in an article entitled "Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories" which ...
THE DETECTIVE story is a kind of intellectual game. It is more — it is a sporting
event. And for the writing of detective stories there are very definite laws ...
Feb 25, 2014 ... Below are his ten commandments for writing a detective novel: 1) It must be
credibly motivated, both as to the original situation and the ...
Definition: The detective story
is a genre of fiction in which a detective
, either an amateur or a professional, solves a crime or a series of crimes. The detective
may be a private investigator, a policeman, an elderly widow, or a young girl, but he or she generally h... More »
Let it be understood that I write this article as one wholly conscious that he has
failed to write a detective story. But I have failed a good many times. My authority
Choose a time period for your detective story. It can be any time, any place, from
Ancient Egypt to the future or it could go to any kind of imaginary planet in a new
For the writing of detective stories there are very definite laws--unwritten, perhaps
, but none the less binding: and every respectable and self-respecting ...
A page for describing SoYouWantTo: Write A Detective Novel. It was a cold, dark
night, and a roaring fire was merrily crackling to itself in the grate as I …
Jan 17, 2014 ... If you want to write a crime novel, you'd better be ready to pick a fight. People are
going to hate you and there's nothing you can do about that.