Tag: thriller

The End—Thoughts on Thriller Endings

Today I’m going to talk about endings—specifically, what makes a good one. We’ve all had the experience of reading a great book, only to be let down by a mediocre finale. Similarly, we’ve all read and suffered through mediocre books,

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What makes a good plot twist?

I don’t just write thrillers. I am also a voracious reader of them. There is a lot to love about the genre—fast-paced stories, larger-than-life characters, sky-high stakes. But one of my favorite things about a good thriller is a perfectly

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Mysteries Versus Thrillers

One of the first questions I ask myself when cooking up a legal thriller is whether the story will be structured as a mystery or a thriller. These terms are often used interchangeably, but for me they have distinct meanings.

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