B2 Use of English Multiple Choice Exam 8
Write the Perfect Crime Novel
Most people are born with the natural ability to tell stories, but only a rare few have the determination to become professional authors, and even fewer have the joy of seeing their novels top the (1) of bestselling books. Some of the world's famous crime writers have achieved the (2) success of all. Who can deny the appeal of famous detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot? Even if you haven't read the (3) books you will have seen them in films or on the TV.
If you have an ambition to become the next Agatha Christie what should you do? The best starting (4) is to read lots of examples of crime fiction written by good authors. You will need a notebook to carry around with you or, even better, some loose (5) of paper that you can (6) notes on and then file into a folder. After all, the most everyday situation - for example, watching a woman get (7) a train - may be the inspiration for your first bestseller.
Like any good recipe you have to know the main (8) of a successful novel. These are: an original story, strong characters and a memorable setting.
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