Writing Thrillers: The Writer's Guide to Crafting Tales of Suspense

Writing Thrillers: The Writer's Guide to Crafting Tales of Suspense

by Michael Newton
     
 

In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won’t let them go. You’ll learn how to craft heroes and villains that are both believable and original and ground them in situations that push them to the limits of physical, emotional, and mental

Overview

In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won’t let them go. You’ll learn how to craft heroes and villains that are both believable and original and ground them in situations that push them to the limits of physical, emotional, and mental endurance. You’ll also find details that will imbue your thriller with authenticity, from the specifics of using guns and knives to the inner workings of secret government agencies. From global conspiracies and knife-wielding psychopaths to ruthless cults and political schemers, Writing Thrillers will give you the tools you need to keep pulses racing, palms sweating, and readers on the edges of their seats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599636498
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,211,705
File size:
444 KB

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Meet the Author

Award-winning writer Michael Newton has published 266 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977. He began writing professionally as a “ghost” for author Don Pendleton on the best-selling Executioner series and continues to work on that series today, having written 121 volumes to date - triple the number of creator Pendleton himself. Newton has gone on to write dozens of westerns, political thrillers, and novels of psychological suspense, as well as numerous true crime and reference books. He has fourteen more books scheduled for publication prior to the end of 2015, including eight novels and six works of nonfiction.

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