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  Writer's Encyclopedia--Letter F   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The fiction writer's story, presented from a specific viewpoint, grows out of an appropriate setting where believable characters and significant, complicating events are developed through vivid narration and incisive dialogue; the suspense and action of fiction is directed toward the resolution of the initiating problem.
Fictionalization is used as a means of protecting the source, the writer and the publication from lawsuits.
When a work of fiction is based on a true incident, the author should give fictitious names to the characters, as well as change their occupations, the setting, etc., to avoid risking a lawsuit for invasion of privacy.
www.writersmarket.com /encyc/F.asp   (10167 words)

  
 The Ten Commandments of Detective Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Do not present your detective as an ineffectual fool or allow him or her to show any signs of not being superior to the reader or the 'Watson' (except to the extent that the detective can have misjudgements and miscalculations for the sake of 'bonding' with the reader).
The detective novel must have a detective in it; and a detective is not a detective unless he detects.
Once an author soars into the realm of fantasy, in the Jules Verne manner, he is outside the bounds of detective fiction, cavorting in the uncharted reaches of adventure.
www.mysterylist.com /declog.htm   (3345 words)

  
 89.04.08: Mystery and Detective Fiction: Comparison and Contrast
Detective fiction offers the unique opportunity for students to enjoy a plot, to have the fun of anticipating how a puzzle will be resolved, while their comprehension can be deepened by exploration of the dynamics which lead, logically, if occasionally tragically, to certain actions.
The detective takes the reader on the journey by amassing information, which the reader understands is not complete, until the detective has resolved the mystery by uncovering not only the murderer but the motivation for the murder.
Detective fiction separates the good people from the bad people and implicitly urges the student to be one of the good people.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1989/4/89.04.08.x.html   (5830 words)

  
 82.01.01: Finding the Key: Detective Fiction for the Developmental Reader
In most detective fiction, the major crime committed is against a person because (a) it more personally engages the fears and sensibilities of the reader, and (b) it naturally produces a general cry for an investigation.
Murder is a most useful crime in detective fiction because it destroys the fiction, forcing society (and the reader) to seek the offender and to reconstruct the crime.
Detective fiction does offer the opportunity to complete successfully a longer work and then offers hope that a second can be read using skills learned from the first.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1982/1/82.01.01.x.html   (6538 words)

  
 95.01.01: Detective Fiction: Focus On Critical Thinking
In the detective story, since the reader does not know the truth, these skills are at work throughout, as he follows the detective wh o systematically uncovers the clues until, finally, the truth is discovered.
Th ere are five basic elements in the detective story: the milieu, the victim, the criminal, the suspects, and the detective(s).
Students will be able to describe the five basic elements of detective fiction; define the related vocabulary; and name some of the great fictional detectives of the past and present.
www.cis.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1995/1/95.01.01.x.html   (5685 words)

  
 Murder in the Stacks: Web Resources for Mystery and Detective Fiction
The heart of the site is "a never-complete listing of private dicks and janes, and selected other tough guys and gals, listed by character, with all appearances in novels, short stories, film, television, radio and other media." Includes new and original stories.
This is a very popular subgenre and the list, compiled by Dean James, a well-known bibliographer in the field, is a goldmine (although not updated in some time).
DorothyL is a mystery and detective fiction discussion group, named in honor of Dorothy L. Sayers, which currently has more than 1500 members, including librarians, writers, publishers, booksellers, and just plain fans.
springfieldlibrary.org /stacks/advis.html   (1611 words)

  
 Lists of authors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following are lists of authors and writers:
List of Japanese authors: A B C D E F G H I J K M N O R S T U W Y Z
This page was last modified 21:12, 26 November 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_authors   (118 words)

  
 MGPL Webrary® - Fiction_L Archives
Chronological and subject lists are available on a month-by-month basis if you know approximately when the topic you're interested in was discussed, or you can search the entire archives for relevant terms.
Many discussion topics, or threads, end with the posting of a compiled list of titles or authors; most of these lists are collected in the Fiction_L Booklist pages to make them more easily accessible.
The list of matching threads will indicate which words from your search phrase were found in each thread.
www.webrary.org /rs/FLarchive.html   (308 words)

  
 Writing.Com: Authors List
A list of do's and don'ts of query letter writing along with examples.
Authors are Writing.Com members who have created at least one item for their portfolio.
An author's "Total Item" count as listed on this page is the author's total item count minus: Portfolio Folders, Image Items and items with a "size" of less than 3.
www.writing.com /main/authors   (322 words)

  
 Detective Fiction Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For each author, a brief biography and list of works is given, and more information on each individual book or story is available at that point (including alternate titles, publication information, and in some cases a plot summary and review).
Many of these authors are not well-known in the U.S. (and some are quite hard to find), so perhaps this will spread the word about some undeservedly neglected books.
The list of authors below is fairly arbitrary and due entirely to my personal likes and dislikes.
stout.physics.ucla.edu /~yoder/mystery/mystery.html   (196 words)

  
 AUTHORS index page of ULTIMATE MYSTERY FICTION WEB GUIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
May be posted electronically provided that it is transmitted unaltered, in its entirety, and without charge.
There are 1,174 authors with hotlinks here, and 2,480 authors listed with no hotlinks currently known to this compiler for a total of 3,654 authors' names, pseudonyms, and/or hotlinks plus 1,024 non-author encyclopedia entries (characters, radio, TV, movies).
Many of the authors listed below are found on the Web primarily though his entries, which I have marked as "@ MGrost".
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateMystery/authors.html   (177 words)

  
 Mystery Novels of the Golden Age
His series detective was Inspector French who is noted for his step-by-step use of police routine methods in the solution of crimes.
As Anthony Berkeley and Francis Iles, he was the author of classic mystery novels and critic of mystery novels.
She ceased writing detective novels in 1947 because she said that she had written these stories only to make money, and she would now do what she enjoyed.
www.sldirectory.com /libsf/booksf/mystery/classic.html   (2229 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Scenarios: A ""Nameless Detective"" Casebook (Nameless Detective Mystery): Books: Bill Pronzini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bill Pronzini is a giant in mystery fiction and this book shows he is a master of the short story as well.
Bill Pronzini displays his talent throughout the book so that readers receive what is bound to be recognized as one of the better crime fiction assemblages of the year.
The numerous fans of the Nameless Detective will rejoice with this complete compilation while if there is anyone who has not tried at least one tale this is a delightful entry to one of the greats.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1410402053?v=glance   (950 words)

  
 Famous Science Fiction Authors - Page 1
Some of the "famous" science fiction and fantasy writers on this list may be included because they have been particularly prolific or have had significant influence on the field.
He is included on this list as the originator of the stories and screenplays behind the Star Wars films, although he was not the actual author of the novelizations.
In science fiction and fantasy, a writer's worldview invariably affects their writing, but not necessarily in ways which alienate or are offensive to readers with different beliefs.
www.adherents.com /adh_sf.html   (4449 words)

  
 authors
Editors, agents and fans who know of eligible authors who have published their first qualifying work in 2003 or 2004, which would make them candidates for the John W. Campbell Award For Best New Writer, should let the authors know of this web site.
These authors debuted in 2004 and are eligible for the award in '05 and '06.
These authors debuted in 2003 and are eligible for the award in '04 and '05.
www.sff.net /campbell-awards/authors.htm   (9380 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Blues Detective: A Study of African American Detective Fiction: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Afro-American detective fiction's history is traced in a study which examines the works of four fl contributors to the genre.
Little scholarship has been devoted to Afro-American detective fiction, making this an outstanding contribution to the field and also making for an important fl studies addition recommended for college-level literary classes.
Soitos has written a splendid take on fl detective fiction and deserves kudos for his enterprising spirit.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0870239961?v=glance   (565 words)

  
 Early Female Authors of Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although there were women detectives in American popular fiction as early as 1883 (Clarice Dyke, by Harry Rockwood), Anna Katharine Green's aristocratic spinster Amelia Butterworth was the best-known, premiering in That Affair Next Door (1897).
The pulps, such as Black Mask, had featured a few detective couples, but they were written by men, although the editor of that magazine in its later days was a woman.
Honey West is the daughter of a police detective and works as a private eye in California.
www.cwru.edu /artsci/engl/marling/hardboiled/FemaleAuthors.HTM   (1118 words)

  
 Magill (1988) Critical survey of mystery and detective fiction: Authors
Critical survey of mystery and detective fiction: Authors
Detective and mystery stories; Authors; Mystery and detective stories; History and criticism; Bio-bibliography; Stories, plots, etc.; Biography
To view the the latter's ratings, click on Chapters/Papers/Articles in the STATISTICS box, select a publication from the list that appears, and then click on either Quality or Interest in that publication's STATISTICS box.
www.getcited.org /?PUB=102710803&showStat=Ratings   (100 words)

  
 Fictional Footnotes and Indexes
The first says in part, "Simple social responsibility now dictates that he [the author] avoid exact description of tactics and events which, although, they might be of interest to a handful of readers, might contribute to the harm done to (and by) the uninitiated." The third explains a Basque joke.
Surrounding that column of type are commentaries in voices both of related fictional characters and of unrelated historical figures.
Also, aside from the other articles listed, she did a four-page listing, "Fiction and Indexes," available to members of the Society of Indexers.
www.miskatonic.org /footnotes.html   (2221 words)

  
 If You Like...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
By organizing fiction and recreational nonfiction according to their Genres and appeal features, we make it easy to find the books you're looking for.
A list of read-a-likes for various fiction authors.
A short list of read-a-likes, and multicultural, mystery, romance, staff picks, and miscellaneous themes.
www.srls.public.lib.ga.us /ifulike.html   (441 words)

  
 Moby Dickens Bookshop: Selected Bibliography Books about Taos and New Mexico, Taos, NM Bookstore
A fictionalized account of the Taos Massacres of 1847 and featuring historical figures, such as, Lewis Garrard (see Wah-To-Yah and The Taos Trail), Ceran St. Vrain, and Charles Bent.
One of the most rewarding characteristics of these mysteries set in New Mexico is the ability of the various authors to hold the reader's interest in solving the murders while informing them about the people and the culture of New Mexico.
Havill is the author of the Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery series, set in New Mexico and full of memborable characters.
www.mobydickens.com /selbiblio2.html   (2001 words)

  
 EDUCATION PLANET - 762 Web Sites for Authors
Catharton Authors * - A directory of authors (of all genres and periods) and resources concerning them and their works.
Print Biographies and Autobiographies of Children's Books * - Bibliography of biographies and autobiographies of authors and illustrators in children's literature and young adult literature.
Original Fiction: Main Index * - The following is a brief title list of all the original works of hypertext fiction currently listed at Hyperizons.
www.educationplanet.com /search/Language_Arts/Authors   (438 words)

  
 AUTHORS page of ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There are 3,284 authors' hotlinks here, and 6,108 authors listed with no hotlinks currently known to this compiler for a total of 9,392 authors' names and/or hotlinks and/or pseudonyms Most recently updated: 22 August 2003
John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award Eligible Author Web Site Some data on authors NOT linked on the World Wide Web is based upon "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Through 1968", compiled by Donald H. Tuck, Chicago: Advent Publishers, Inc., 1974.
He also provided important information in "Science Fiction: fran begynnelsen till vara dagar", commissioned by Radio Sweden, and published in 1969.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/authors.html   (215 words)

  
 UNBSJ Ward Chipman Library Mystery Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ten Commandments of Detective Fiction, including the bylaws of the Detection Club by Ronald A. Knox, 1929
Detective Fiction: Its Use as Literature and History, 1989 Volume IV, curricular material from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Contemporary Detective Fiction and the Viet Nam War, Viet Nam Generation: A Journal of Recent History and Contemporary Issues, vol.
www.unbsj.ca /library/subject/mystery1.htm   (1665 words)

  
 Hardy Detective Agency featuring Hardy Boys Fan Fiction
Welcome to the all new Library by Author section of the Hardy Detective Agency.
The Hardy Boys Fan Fiction authors of the Hardy Detective Agency have just borrowed them for an adventure or two.
The authors promise to put the boys back when they are done with them.
hardydetectiveagency.com /libauth.htm   (253 words)

  
 This Month's Websites: Crime, Mystery and Detective Fiction
Hosted by Mt. Royal College in Alberta, Gaslight is an Internet-based discussion group which treats one story each week from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919.
For each novel, the entry lists publication data, shows a cover image, provides a list of characters and plot summary, and includes statements about gender and sexuality, violence, alcohol/drug use, law enforcement, and psychological elements.
Provides descriptions of writers and their work within the development of mystery fiction, from 1840 to present day, primarily organized by author.
personal.ecu.edu /thomasw/DepartmentNewsletters/Volume3/JuneWebsites.htm   (520 words)

  
 Hardy Detective Agency featuring Hardy Boys Fan Fiction
THE HARDY DETECTIVE AGENCY joins our voices to thousands of others and ask that you contribute to the relief agency of your choice to help with the relief of the victims from Hurricane Katrina.
The Guidelines Authors need to follow when submitting fan fiction to the Hardy Detective Agency.
Features the various authors of the stories on the HDA as well as the different members of our message board.
www.hardydetectiveagency.com   (550 words)

  
 Authors
http://www.magicdragon.com/UltimateMystery/authors.html for an alphabetical list of detective fiction authors.
http://members.aol.com/mg4273 for some critical discussion of many of the authors on this list
British mysteries combining detection with the occult - Bury that Poker; I Was Murdered; Thirteen Stannergate; Shadows on the Landing; It Rained that Friday (Robert Hale London 1960)
members.fortunecity.com /detectga/Authors/authors.htm   (162 words)

  
 VoS - Voice of the Shuttle
Alternate History List (annotated, cross-indexed list of fiction works involving alternate histories) (R. Schmunk)
RARA-AVIS Mailing List (Web site for the list devoted to detective fiction; includes archives, links, and other resources) (William Denton)
Pulp Fiction Central (commercial site centered on zine fiction and film of the earlier 20th century) (Vintage New Media)
vos.ucsb.edu /browse.asp?id=912   (275 words)

  
 Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Fiction Writing
The Market List: a resource for genre fiction writers
Technovelgy.com - hundreds of inventions by science fiction writers
Australian Speculative Fiction - Markets for SF/F/H and more.
www.internet-resources.com /writers/wrlinks-fiction.htm   (727 words)

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