Crime Writing

Dashiel Hammett’s 24 Rules For Detective Writers

Dashiel Hammett’s 24 Rules For Detective Writers

In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share American author, Dashiel Hammett's 24 Rules For Detective Writers. Dashiell Hammett (born 27 May 1894, died 10 January 1961) was an American author who was famous for his hard-boiled detective novels, short stories,…
50 Fabulous Resources For Crime Writers

50 Fabulous Resources For Crime Writers

Crime fiction will always be one of the most popular genres for readers and writers. If you're thinking of writing a thriller, a mystery, or a police procedural, you will appreciate some of our previous posts on the subject. I've put together a list of all…
20 Things A Crime And A Novel Have In Common

20 Things A Crime And A Novel Have In Common

I have written a few posts on Crime Writing, from All About Writing Crime Fiction - Five Reasons to Write Crime - to 10 Deadly Poisons - a crime writer's resource, to The Human Body After Death. When we read about a crime, or hear about one, we can't wait…

Crime Writing For Beginners – An Infographic

Writers Write is a writing resource and we have shared this infographic on crime writing for beginners to help you write your mystery novel. 'All novels are about crime. You’d be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime.…
Why Revenge Is Such A Brilliant Plot For Beginner Writers

Why Revenge Is Such A Brilliant Plot For Beginner Writers

This post is about why revenge is a brilliant plot for beginner writers. If you’re looking for a plot for a first novel, we always recommend revenge. Why Revenge Is Such A Brilliant Plot For Beginner Writers It works in every genre. It helps beginner writers…
5 Fabulous Tips For First Time Crime Writers

5 Fabulous Tips For First-Time Crime Writers

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we discuss the benefits of writing crime and give you five fabulous tips for first-time crime writers. I always suggest that beginner writers try writing crime if they’re not sure where to start, because it has guidelines…

What Is A Red Herring?

Is there something fishy going on here? A red herring is another popular storytelling device found in mystery or detective books or movies. It is a plot thread that misleads or distracts from the main story events. It is a clue that leads in the wrong direction,…
7 Important Crime-Writing Guidelines

7 Important Crime-Writing Guidelines

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. In this post, we have compiled seven important crime-writing guidelines to help you write your novel. One of my favourite genres to read on holiday is crime. When I read a crime novel, I want to be…
Literary Devices For Writers – A MacGuffin And A Gun

Literary Devices For Writers – A MacGuffin And A Gun

Here are two literary devices you could use when plotting your next suspense novel, detective story, crime caper, or mystery thriller. From two masters of the craft, these two strategies can help strengthen your storyline. Alfred Hitchcock gives us the MacGuffin. The MacGuffin is an object, event…
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