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Postby MatthewTM » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:45 pm

Looking at these as absolutes is a bit problematic, even focusing on thrillers. Although if you wrote a book applying these rules it's not going to necessarily make a bad book (or a good book for that matter). But IMHO it's really interesting for someone to be able to break down their style and to some degree elements of their voice like this.

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Postby TwoStepCharlie » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:04 pm

In general I have no problem at all with this guy's little rubric's.
(Not for the least of which reason being that I don't work in his medium).

But it's an interesting read and I thank you for posting these.

I readily agree with his chirrup that 'there are no rules'. Rather, I think that--if you're good enough--you can bend almost any rule.

I also agree with what he says about today's moth-minded readers. They can't cope with anticipation, suspense, or build up. Sad.

Nevertheless, to me that does not mean I should kowtow to the lowest common denominator reader out there. If I have what I think is the next 'Day of the Jackal' then, I would try to write my thriller just as well as Frederick Forsyth wrote his. That is HOW to write a thriller. That is best practices.

Who is Steve Berry after all? His tips are mildly useful, but is he Elmore Leonard? No. So I don't particularly care how famous he is. A lot of johnny-come-latelys always claim some temporary, short-lived fame. I always ask, 'famous according to who'? This is the age of easy fame. Lasting caliber is much harder to achieve.
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