Film adaptations aren’t typically in the plotline for debut novels, but two new thriller/suspense authors, Kathleen Barber and Rea Frey, have capped their debut dreams with film contracts for books seemingly written for the screen.
Learning magic taught Michael Kardos several important lessons about performance and technique that have served him well when writing suspense.
The Buried Giant, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2015 foray into Arthurian-inspired fantasy, is not the first book you would think of as a suspenseful novel. But Jane K. Cleland's principles of building suspense with memory loss explain how the device heightens tensions in novels like this one.
Every writer should be focused on this one thing to motivate him or her when writing a suspense novel.
Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jennifer Wills of The Seymour Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Jennifer: Jennifer has five years of experience in some of the publishing industry’s leading literary agencies. She worked...
“When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books.”
She is Seeking: Women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, literary/commercial fiction, young adult, suspense.
Stephanie Meyer’s journey to publication goes something like this: She woke one morning with memories of a vivid dream about star-crossed lovers. Later in the day, she typed their story onto her computer. Three months later, Twilight was finished. Within a couple months she landed an agent who secured a $750,000...