Présentation de l'éditeur
Whether you’re planning your first novel or revising your fourth, you’ll discover lots of concrete ideas here for taking your fiction up a level or two, captivating readers, and gaining fans. Both published and aspiring authors of fast-paced, popular fiction will find these tips indispensable for plotting a riveting story and creating compelling characters, then writing a gripping opening and designing suspenseful scenes. And the reader-friendly format makes it easy to zoom in on specific advice, with examples, for picking up the pace, ramping up the tension and intrigue, revising for power, and creating a page-turner that sells.
Praise for this revised and expanded WRITING A KILLER THRILLER:
“Finally, someone who understands the thriller! More than ever an author must also be his own best editor and Jodie Renner is there to help. Writing a Killer Thriller should be on every thriller writer’s desk. It breaks down the thriller into its must-have component parts to write a scintillating, edge of the seat novel that will get readers buzzing and sales flowing.”
~ Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Jury Master and Murder One
“Writing a Killer Thriller by Jodie Renner is an in-depth journey through each component of the thriller. Renner breaks down the process into key elements, each essential to keeping the reader turning those pages. From character development to building suspense, Writing a Killer Thriller should be on the desk of every thriller author out there. A staple for the beginner, a refresher for the pro.”
~ Joe Moore, #1 Amazon and international bestselling co-author of The Blade and The Phoenix Apostles
“Writing is hard, editing harder, and self-editing almost impossible. Writing a Killer Thriller demystifies each of these steps on the road to a published manuscript. Read this book. It will help you now and for many years to come.”
~ DP Lyle, Macavity Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Benjamin Franklin, Scribe, and USA Best Books nominated author of the Dub Walker thriller series
“A killer of a thriller guide! Jodie Renner lays out, in clear, easy steps and lists, how the best writers craft their works of art – and shows how you can do it, too. A terrific how-to in avoiding the pitfalls and burnishing the gotta-haves of writing a bestselling thriller novel, by an editor who knows her way around action, drama and creating characters so fresh and real you’ll swear they were your friends.”
~ Shane Gericke, national bestselling and No. 1 Kindle bestselling author of Torn Apart
Biographie de l'auteur
Jodie Renner is a sought-after freelance fiction editor and author of two craft-of-writing guides to date in her series, An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction: the award-winning FIRE UP YOUR FICTION, and WRITING A KILLER THRILLER. Her third book, CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS, will be out in late 2014. Also look for her two upcoming resource guides, Grammar on the Go and Spelling on the Go. Jodie is also a well-known blogger, and her craft of writing articles and other resources for writers appear on many blogs, including her two group blogs, The Kill Zone (alternate Mondays) and Crime Fiction Collective (April 2011 to April 2014), as well as her own blog, Resources for Writers, and others. Jodie presents workshops on the craft of writing at writers' conferences and to writers' groups across North America. See www.JodieRenner.com / workshops for more details. She has also served as judge for several book awards, including for Writer's Digest. Jodie has had a lifelong passion for reading, especially fiction. She has had a variety of life experiences, working at a lot of different jobs before she received her master's degree in literature and became an English and French teacher and, later, a school librarian. Somewhere in there, she raised two sons, traveled to a lot of different countries and cities, and moved thousands of miles – twice. As a freelance fiction manuscript editor, Jodie specializes in thrillers, romantic suspense, mysteries, and other fast-paced, suspenseful fiction. She is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC), and The Federation of BC Writers (http://bcwriters.ca/).