“A lie was like a dead coyote. The longer you leave it, the more it smells.” -Anthony Horowitz, Moriarty
"I get sad every time I hear a person say 'I don't read.' It's like saying 'I don't learn,' or 'I don't laugh,' or 'I don't live.'" -Alafair Burke
“A great novel is the record of how a character fights with death.” -James Scott Bell, Write Your Novel From the Middle
"The best crime novels are all based on people keeping secrets. All lying - you may think a lie is harmless, but you put them all together and there's a calamity." -Alafair Burke
I recently took a writing workshop on "beginnings" and I thought I'd share the outcome of one of the writing exercises we did. We were given a list of opening sentences, which were taken from numerous novels, and were asked to continue the story. Mine is my usual action-packed dark story, which could possibly be turned into … Continue reading They Shoot The White Girl First.
These are two helpful links on writing successful thriller novels I have just come across: 10 Basic Ingredients of a Successful Thriller The Five Cs of Writing a Great Thriller Novel Good luck writing! -Fia