Crime Writing - Qp4

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Crime Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Some common character weaknesses include:  (Select three)
    • A. 

      Make sure your detective does not just rely on luck for detecting.

    • B. 

      Characters acting in character.

    • C. 

      Your main character should have someone like family or friends in the background.

    • D. 

      In real life the detective would not go to meet a stranger in a lonely spot without leaving a message, or be armed if suspicious.

  • 2. 
    Check your plot by listing the main points in your story, treating them like stepping stones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Playing fair with readers is absolutely necessary or they will lose faith in your writing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The last draft is your moment of truth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Action, dialogue and setting are all in your story to achieve a result, being the thread that moves the story along to a climax.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Writing is serious business with crime writing more so as it requires research, patience and the testing of readers’ believability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    It’s not common to overuse words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The editor’s first priority is the marketability of your chosen topic and your work as a whole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Ensure that you type your manuscript on both sides of A4 size paper, use white, not coloured paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Writing is a business and as such you, the crime writer, need to plan your strategy to get your manuscript moving and keep it going at a rattling pace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A serious case of writer’s block can last months or years, thus effectively stopping the writer and taking away any desire to continue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False