L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Why do many thrillers fail to thrill? It’s usually from a lack of suspense. Novelist Leslie Lutz shares six tips to create suspense in a thriller novel. Leslie Lutz You’ve just finished reading a chapter of your thriller-in-progress to your beloved critique group, and after your writing friends get the compliments out of the way …

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To pitch the right agents, you first need to know exactly what it is you’re pitching. Learn the subtle differences among the many subgenres of suspense—and how to meet and exceed expectations in every one. David Corbett One of the first things to consider when setting out, therefore, is what kinds of expectations your story …

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Via / Kristina Adams / The Writer’s Cookbook A recent study suggests that 1-4% of the population is on the psychopathic scale. This means that we’ll probably all meet at least one psychopath in our lives. So why not write one? The instant reaction would be to make them a serial killer, pushing your police …

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FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR L.A. KENNEDY Ring-a-round the Rosie, a pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down. The Nursery Killer commits crimes so brutal that they have changed the lives of even the most hardened. A nationwide manhunt ensues for the gruesome serial killer. Leaving behind nursery rhymes at every scene, the …

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