10 Tips for Thriller Writers
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10 Tips for Thriller Writers

Before I give you tips, let’s discuss what a thriller is. According to International Thriller Writers, this fiction genre is characterized by: …the sudden rush of emotions, the excitement, sense of suspense, apprehension, and exhilaration that drive the narrative, sometimes subtly with peaks and lulls, sometimes at a constant, breakneck pace. Thrillers must include: a … Continue reading

book reviews / thrillers

Book Review: Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point by Val McDermid The short review for International Best-selling author Val McDermid’s latest book, Vanishing Point (Atlantic Monthly Press 2012), is: Buy It. From the first line (Stephanie Harker was just about old enough to remember when air travel had been exciting–don’t you love that memory?), from the first scene with Harker’s wrenching … Continue reading

book reviews / writing

Update on my WIP: Can a Former SEAL, a Brilliant Scientist, a Love-besotted Nerd and a Quirky AI Stop Terrorists in Twenty-four days?

I love thrillers–their fast pace, bigger-than-life heroes whose vulnerabilities are juxtaposed with invincibility, their hard- working, non-stop efforts to prevent dire consequences regardless the personal pain or innate impossibility of the task. It’s my life. Never easy, but always worth it. There are thousands of thrillers. If they were a favorite tshirt, they’d be torn across the sleeve and … Continue reading