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A book recommendation: Writing Mysteries, Second Edition

I’m only part of the way through Writing Mysteries, edited by Sue Grafton, but I can’t recommend it highly enough. It concentrates on the blood and bones of a novel, and it talks about the things you need to do for revisions, not just the gritty business of finishing the first draft. With my first novel’s draft finished, I’m trying to figure out how to get from one end of revising to the other, and what constitutes a finished novel draft to me. This book and its many authors and articles is my best guide so far.