The Arvon Foundation runs professional writing courses by published writers and provides expert tuition and creative support. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing captures the essence of Arvon teaching into a practical handbook for writers, packed with tips and advice from leading novelists as well as reflections on the genre itself and practical instruction on great storytelling. Contributors include Lee Child, P. D. James, and Ian Rankin.The Arvon Book of Crime Writing is divided into three sections:Part 1 Essays on critical issues in the genre Part 2 Guest Writers-twenty-five contributors offering advice and tips Part 3 How to Write Crime
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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.About the Author:
Michelle Spring, a Canadian who has lived in England for much of her adult life, taught social science before becoming a full-time writer. Her six published crime novels include Every Breath You Take (short-listed as Best First Novel for both an Anthony and an Arthur Ellis Award), Nights in White Satin, In the Midnight Hour (winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel), and The Night Lawyer. She mentors novelists, and teaches both creative writing and academic writing. She is currently Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.Laurie R. King is a third generation Californian with a background in theology, whose first crime novel (A Grave Talent) won the Edgar and Creasey awards. Her yearly novels range from police procedurals and stand-alones to a historical series about Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (beginning with The Beekeeper's Apprentice). Her books have won the Edgar, Creasey, Wolfe, Lambda, and Macavity awards, and appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller list. King mentors novelists, and teaches both creative writing and academic writing. She is currently Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
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