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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.

Conducting Research with Ridley Pearson

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

The 10 Commandments of Fiction Writing

Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.

by Raymond Obstfeld
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Getting Your Act(s) Together

Do as the Greeks did: Use this time-honored method to give form to your fiction. Read more

The Pull of the Mystery

The Pull of the Mystery Read more

3 Tips for Saving Research Time

Ah, time—the most precious resource writers have, yet the easiest to squander. Freelancer Deborah J. Myers Post offers ways to give yourself more time for writing by making the most of your research time. Here are three simple steps that will help you save valuable research time. Read more

5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction

5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction Read more

A Collaborating Dream Hallie Ephron

“I was afraid he was going to want to write, and he was terrified I was going to make him write.” Read more

What is Suspense?

What is Suspense? Read more

He Said/She Said

Alexander McCall Smith’s wildly popular novels prove that you can channel your imagination through any character, no matter how different he (or she) is from you. Read more

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