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How To Add A Red Herring Into Your Book.

Misleading your readers is one of the most powerful tools a writer has. Though there are many ways to do this, one of the most effective is the red herring. What is a red herring, you ask? The article and … Continue reading

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Psychopaths, Do You Know Any?

So, I was doing some research for a character in my next novel and came across this video on YouTube. The seven signs of a psychopath, I’m now convinced him surrounded by themπŸ˜€ Seriously though, this video shined some light … Continue reading

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How To Write That Great Mystery Novel—-And What Not To Do.

Yes, viewers of mysteries and thrillers like tightly-plotted narratives, clever red herrings, and a certain element of surprise. And you should always strive to weave as many of these aspects into your whodunit or crime story as possible. Continue reading

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Writing A Psychological/Mystery Thriller & The Insider Tips To Make It Perfect The First Time.

Writers are often told to write what they know, but the rise in domestic suspense has shown that book lovers want to read what they know. Psychological thrillers are set in familiar places – usually the home, but it could be the workplace (as in my latest, The Devil’s Work), at the school gates or on the daily commute. Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts

Here are some tips on writing mystery/suspense stories. This is my particular genre of writing so I take these to heart. If you write in this genre you should really get some helpful information from these tips. Hope you enjoy. … Continue reading

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JACOBS PASS: Chapter 4

After about forty-five minutes along my trail, I call it mine simply because it ends at my front door and there’s no reason for anyone else to be traveling along it, I come across my usual resting spot on a … Continue reading

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