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Three Key Elements of Crime Fiction crime and suspense Sep 25, 2022

The crime genre can be a wonderful playground for writers, where they get to push boundaries, explore human nature, play with reader expectations, and find inventive ways to create suspense. But...

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5 Top Tips for How to Write a Murder Mystery crime and suspense novel writing techniques Jun 12, 2022

Are you curious about how to write a murder mystery? The endeavour can be baffling and thrilling in equal measure. If you want to try your hand at murder mysteries, try these five top tips...

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Suspense Writing: 5 Top Tips crime and suspense novel writing techniques May 15, 2022

Suspense writing is an amorphous and multifaceted concept, but Kate Riordan wants to make it straightforward.

Having written five novels – including the Richard and Judy book club pick The...

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How to Create Tension in a Story: The Moral Dilemma crime and suspense novel writing techniques Jan 09, 2022

As you set about writing – or editing – a gripping novel, you might come up against the question of how to add tension to your story. Maybe you’ve got a great idea that packs in...

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How to Write a Memorable Story crime and suspense meet the team Sep 19, 2021

If you’re curious about what it takes to write a memorable story, you can bet Jack Jordan has a trick or two up his sleeve. Jack is a global number one bestselling author of six gripping...

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The Closed Circle Mystery crime and suspense guest authors Jul 18, 2021

The closed circle is a beloved sub-genre of mystery, suspense, thriller and detective fiction.

It refers to a crime, usually a murder, for which there are a limited number...

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Thriller Story Ideas and the Influence of Fairy Tales crime and suspense starting to write May 16, 2021

Are you looking for a story idea for a thriller? Maybe you’ve got an amazing character you want to star in your novel, but you’re not sure exactly what they’ll get up to. Or you...

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Ruth Ware: Writing Process in Lockdown crime and suspense guest authors Oct 04, 2020

Ruth Ware is the New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Woman in Cabin 10 and The Turn of the Key. Ruth is a British writer who started...

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Suspense Writing with Kate Hamer crime and suspense guest authors Jul 05, 2020

 The bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat, Kate Hamer explores the story starter of 'fairy tales' which is where the magic of our Classic course begins, the course designed to help...

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Writing Crime Fiction with Mark Billingham’s Tips crime and suspense guest authors Jun 21, 2020

If anyone knows about writing crime fiction, it’s Mark Billingham. One of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime novelists, Mark’s series featuring DI Tom Thorne has twice...

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Louise Doughty on Writing crime and suspense guest authors Apr 19, 2020

Bestselling author Louise Doughty describes the strange lure of station platforms that inspired her to write the wonderful suspense thriller, her latest book, Platform Seven, published by Faber...

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