Guide to writing a crime novel authors

Know the market. Every writer I respect is a reader first and foremost, and to try and write without reading widely is nonsensical. The reader has got to want to get in the car with him and trust him but still not know where the car is going to go.

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The aim is to get the reader, despite their higher self, siding with your psychopath e. You go where angels fear to tread. This is where the hero and antagonist battle over the high stakes a thriller demands. Want to up the tension? You mean, in doing evil things?

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How much more chilling is the bad guy who has a strong argument for his actions, or who even engenders a bit of sympathy? Then choose the best one.

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Or at least not as many as there could be. True, to an extent And you have to read. Want to up the tension? Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? Tom Clancy writes for a readership who have a more than average appreciation for the facts behind criminal activity. Miki Hayden Brainstorm a list of at least 10 inner demons your hero has to fight. Truth is not always the same as fact…especially these days. Then discard those three and do something different.
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