Building Suspense in Your Mystery

Building Suspense in Your Mystery

Trouble, Ticking Clocks, Points of No Return and a Little Murder Whether it is a 1500 word short story or a 60,000 word novel, a mystery is nothing without suspense.  Suspense is the element that keeps your reader turning the pages long past the time he swore he’d turn the bedside lamp out and go…

Ten Favorite Thrillers of All Time

Ten Favorite Thrillers of All Time

There are numerous novels on the category of horror or thriller out there. But only a few that really goes down to the most-loved and well-read over the years. Here are  few thriller/horror novels that  that are also bestsellers of their time. These are surely also the favorite novel of millions of readers in the…

Researching Crime Scene Forensics for Your Novel

Researching Crime Scene Forensics for Your Novel

The mystery seems impenetrable. The cadaver is unidentifiable, burned, dismembered, or maybe liquefied in a ceramic bathtub. The apartment is one of dozens in the vermin-infested building. Blood-shot eyes quiver in door cracks, chains and bolts rattle into place as the police approach. No one is speaking. Then there is a break in the case,…

Adding depth to the secondary character

Adding depth to the secondary character

What separates good fiction from exceptional fiction is often the way the reader feels about the characters. It is not enough for the main character to have depth. The reader must feel that they connect with the other characters as well. No matter how good the narrative or story-telling is, if the readers do not…

How to Make Your Cop Come to Life

How to Make Your Cop Come to Life

    Have you ever finished penning a compelling murder mystery, complete with drama, suspense and more twists than an Escherian labyrinth, only to find it populated by faceless archetypes? The problem is common for writers of genre fiction, and is usually the result of shallow research. Cops especially seem to become by default either…

Thriller Writing Techniques

Thriller Writing Techniques

Thriller novels combine elements from crime, suspense, horror and mystery. They engage the reader, captivating his attention, turning pages into the small hours of the night. Because of its wide definition, thriller genre authors can mix elements from diverse sources to produce original novels. However, beginner authors often resort to imitation, sometimes unintentionally, resulting in…

Software Review: Best Writing Software

Software Review: Best Writing Software

There are many different types of creative writing software ranging from coaching tools for writing a novel, to screenplay writing writing software, to proprietary outlining and plotting tools. I assume, if you’re reading this, you’re not ready to write with simply your word processor, and are looking beyond that to some helpful resources. Creative writing…

Review: Conflict of Interest

Review: Conflict of Interest

By Laura Berang Crime Novel Review: Mystery Thriller One of the best mystery thriller Novels I’ve read in quite some time is the current release bestseller Conflict Of Interest by Adam Mitzner. Totally engaging with fabulously complex characters and intensity. This mystery thriller will have you glued to its pages and anxiously waiting for the…

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block

By Derick Payne How many times have you caught yourself staring at a blank page for more than 30 minutes? Here are a few tips that worked for me. The most important tip is to not stare at the page. Words will not magically jump unto the page and the story will not start writing…

Ten Favorite Thrillers of All Time
There are numerous novels on the category of horror or thriller out there. But only a few that really goes down to the most-loved and well-read over the years. Here are  few thriller/horror novels that  that are also bestsellers of their time. [more]
Building Suspense in Your Mystery
Trouble, Ticking Clocks, Points of No Return and a Little Murder Whether it is a 1500 word short story or a 60,000 word novel, a mystery is nothing without suspense.  Suspense is the element that keeps your reader turning the pages long past the [more]