Friday Reads: Now Write! Mysteries

On Fridays (and every other day of the week, actually) Twitter fans share what they are currently reading, using the hashtag #FridayReads (there is also a website dedicated to “Friday Reads“and on Twitter @FridayReadsWin and Facebook). I wanted to share with you such an outstanding book that I am reading ~ the one I shared today on Twitter as my “FridayReads” selection.

This book is SO awesome, that when I found it in my library earlier this week, I of course borrowed it ~ but by the time I got home I promptly went online and ordered it. I HAD to own this valuable collection!
It is called Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers. It is edited by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson, the editors of Now Write! Screenwriting.

The collection, which is published by Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, is described on the back cover:

The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno-thrillers, cozies, and everything in between — featuring never-before-published personal writing exercises from some of today’s bestselling and most award-winning mystery writers.
So ~ I enthusiastically suggest that you borrow it from your library, order your own copy or e-version. You won’t regret it!
What’s your #FridayReads?
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4 thoughts on “Friday Reads: Now Write! Mysteries

  1. This sounds like a great one to add to my collection! Thanks for the tip.

    I'm reading Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger, the last on my pile of Edgar nominees for Best Juvenile. I'll probably feel a little lost after I'm done :-)

  2. Kathy, thanks for letting us know about this valuable resource. Nice to see some old friends listed as contributors–Liz Zelvin, Peggy Ehrhart and Philip Cioffari, all writers we can learn from.

  3. Hi F.T.,
    Enjoy it ~ there's something for everyone in it!
    How wonderful that you're nearing completion of the Edgar nominees for Best Juvenile ~ a great accomplishment, and a learning experience in itself, I'm sure. Congrats!

    Hi Anita,
    It was a pleasant surprise to see many of our friends included in this nifty package! I love how it's divided up into very specific categories.

    Hi Charles,
    YW ~ this is such a gem. Every visit to the library, I always check the "new" (as in new acquirements, not necessarily 'just published') non-fiction room– I beeline to the books on writing. There was no question I was going to borrow it. My daughter & I were going to spend a few hours in the library, so I started to peruse it, and taking notes on some highlights. There were so many useful ideas that I knew I'd be re-writing the book! That's why I ordered my own copy (which promptly arrived a few days later), and I can tell it is going to be a dog-eared copy!

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