Crime Writing - Qp1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Writers of crime and mystery stories are readers of other authors in this specialised part of the writing craft, reading across a wide range and styles of fiction and true crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Remorseful Day, The Daughters of Cain, The Wench is Dead, Service of all the Dead was written by ______.
    • A. 

      Michael Connelly

    • B. 

      Gabrielle Lord

    • C. 

      Colin Dexter

    • D. 

      Agatha Christie

  • 3. 
    Crime writing requires an active imagination, backed by the need for good research and the following of a few simple rules before your story takes on a life of its own.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Your readers want a problem, or problems clearly identified for the protagonist to solve and they want him to fail.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Creating good characters gives you, the writer, a clear picture of people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The viewpoint is one of the most difficult and important aspects of your crime and mystery story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The ______ be the person next door, or a professional, but make sure if his occupation is a field you are not familiar with.
    • A. 

      Private detective

    • B. 

      Amateur sleuth

    • C. 

      Police procedural

    • D. 

      Robbery

  • 8. 
    Some robbers suffer from religious delusions, saying they only acted after hearing voices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The plot is the way you record events in your story to create suspense, to set up your mystery, to hook your reader.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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