Essential tips and strategies for increasing the tension, suspense and appeal of any work of fiction
Respected editor Jodie Renner provides indispensable advice for both established and aspiring authors on creating a fast-paced story that will keep readers turning the pages.
Whether you're planning your first novel or revising your fourth, you'll discover lots of concrete ideas here for taking your fiction up a level or two, captivating readers, and gaining fans. Both published and aspiring authors of fast-paced, popular fiction will find these tips indispensable for plotting a riveting story and creating compelling characters, then writing a gripping opening and designing suspenseful scenes. And the reader-friendly format makes it easy to zoom in on specific advice, with examples, for picking up the pace, ramping up the tension and intrigue, revising for power, and creating a page-turner that sells.Review -
'...for writers of this genre, this book is or should be the ultimate authoritative resource. ... will save a new writer so much time in learning the craft. ... Your before-and-after examples show the most difficult-to-grasp techniques and concepts clearly and concisely. ... What a great resource for a thriller reader!' - Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book AwardsReview #2 -
'Finally, someone who understands the thriller! More than ever an author must also be his own best editor and Jodie Renner is there to help. Writing a Killer Thriller should be on every thriller writer's desk. It breaks down the thriller into its must-have component parts to write a scintillating, edge of the seat novel that will get readers buzzing and sales flowing.' - Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Jury Master and Murder One.