The Resource Plotting and writing suspense fiction, Patricia Highsmith

Plotting and writing suspense fiction, Patricia Highsmith

Label
Plotting and writing suspense fiction
Title
Plotting and writing suspense fiction
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Highsmith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers On a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Found In The Street, and many other books, is known as one of the finest suspense novelists. In this book, she analyzes the key elements of suspense fiction, drawing upon her own experience in four decades as a working writer. She talks about, among other topics; how to develop a complete story from an idea; what makes a plot gripping; the use (and abuse) of coincidence; characterization and the "likeable criminal"; going from first draft to final draft; and writing the suspense short story. Throughout the book, Highsmith illustrates her points with plentiful examples from her own work, and by discussing her own inspirations, false starts, dead ends, successes, and failures, she presents a lively and highly readable picture of the novelist at work
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-1995
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Highsmith, Patricia
Dewey number
808.3/872
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3355
LC item number
.H52 1990
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
808.3 H63p
Series statement
The Writer's library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Suspense fiction
  • Creative writing
Label
Plotting and writing suspense fiction, Patricia Highsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Updated to 1981, with new foreword, 1988
  • Originally published: Boston : The Writer, 1981
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 27
  • IV
  • Development
  • 37
  • V
  • Plotting
  • 53
  • VI
  • The Frist Draft
  • 61
  • I
  • VII
  • The Snags
  • 82
  • VIII
  • The Second Draft
  • 97
  • IX
  • The Revisions
  • 103
  • X
  • The Germ Of An Idea
  • The Case History Of A Novel: The Glass Cell
  • 108
  • XI
  • Some Notes On Suspense In General
  • 133
  • 3
  • II
  • Mainly On Using Experiences
  • 14
  • III
  • The Suspense Short Story
Control code
ocm21558975
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. pbk. ed.
Extent
xiv, 145 pages
Isbn
9780312048679
Lccn
90037279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)21558975
Label
Plotting and writing suspense fiction, Patricia Highsmith
Publication
Note
  • Updated to 1981, with new foreword, 1988
  • Originally published: Boston : The Writer, 1981
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 27
  • IV
  • Development
  • 37
  • V
  • Plotting
  • 53
  • VI
  • The Frist Draft
  • 61
  • I
  • VII
  • The Snags
  • 82
  • VIII
  • The Second Draft
  • 97
  • IX
  • The Revisions
  • 103
  • X
  • The Germ Of An Idea
  • The Case History Of A Novel: The Glass Cell
  • 108
  • XI
  • Some Notes On Suspense In General
  • 133
  • 3
  • II
  • Mainly On Using Experiences
  • 14
  • III
  • The Suspense Short Story
Control code
ocm21558975
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. pbk. ed.
Extent
xiv, 145 pages
Isbn
9780312048679
Lccn
90037279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)21558975

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