Why do some novels become spectacular bestsellers while others fall flat? In this concise (31,000 words) guidebook, bestselling author Patricia Ryan reveals the key elements of those page-turners that earn a place of honor on our keeper shelves. Learn how to avoid pitfalls like obscurity and over-writing while utilizing story questions, empathy, and more, to keep your readers...
Why do some novels become spectacular bestsellers while others fall flat? In this concise (31,000 words) guidebook, bestselling author Patricia Ryan reveals the key elements of those page-turners that earn a place of honor on our keeper shelves. Learn how to avoid pitfalls like obscurity and over-writing while utilizing story questions, empathy, and more, to keep your readers enthralled.
Praise for Patricia Ryan’s Books:
“P.B. Ryan knows how to write a tale that will grip and keep readers’ interest throughout the novel.” Midwest Book Reviews on Murder in a Mill Town
“The Sun and the Moon is a real page turner. I really wish I hadn’t started it so late at night. It kept me up way past my bedtime, and there is no stronger recommendation than that.” Jean Mason, The Romance Reader
“Once you start this nonstop read,you won’t go to bed until you’ve turned the last page.” RT BookReviews on The Sun and the Moon
“In Hot Pursuit is impossible to put down. Patricia Ryan knows how to capture a reader’s attention and refuse to let it go. Well done.” Affaire de Coeur
“Gifted storyteller Patricia Ryan holds us spellbound with her mesmerizing new love story, For the Thrill of It.” RT BookReviews
“Ryan has written a sensual, emotionally involving, and compelling story of forbidden love that readers will not soon forget.” Library Journal on Wild Wind
“Silken Threads is romance at its best. This one goes on my keeper shelf.” The Romance Reader
“Patricia Ryan’s Twice the Spice is a marvelous, fast-paced, riveting romance.” New York Times bestselling author Anne Stuart
“Fresh, swift and sexy, Silken Threads strengthens Ms. Ryan’s reputation as an outstanding author of medieval romances.” New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney
“A beautiful combination of entertaining characters, minute historical research, and a powerful evocation of time and place. I’m very glad there will be more to come.” New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly on Still Life With Murder
Patricia Ryan is a USA Today bestselling author, former publishing professional and writing instructor. Pat has published more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan. Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist.
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