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How to Write a Mystery, Writing Thrillers
Trying your hand at writing thrillers – the most exciting and suspenseful of all genres? Look no further for guidelines on crafting a compelling plot, creating incredible characters, constructing an airtight mystery, and much more.
Exclusive interview with four-time Edgar Award nominee, Jeffery Deaver. Read more
“In large measure, you do this work because you need to do it … you’re inventing material that makes your experience somehow both accessible to you and reasonable to you so that you understand where you have been in your life.” Read more
“I really feel that the only way you can sell something is to keep it out there. Every time I sent something out, when it came back rejected, I’d immediately send it again. I think of it like I do war ships—if you keep a war ship in port, you’re not improving it. It needs to be out at sea doing its mission. It’s the same with a good manuscript.” Read more
“I wish I had known back then that a mastery of process would lead to a product.” Read more
In this exclusive interview, Ridley Pearson, The New York Times best-selling author of 13 novels explains that well-conducted research into the kinds of characters you are writing is essential for writers. Read more
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
Do as the Greeks did: Use this time-honored method to give form to your fiction. Read more