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How to write a damn good thriller : a step-by-step guide for novelists and screenwriters

Author: James N Frey
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how to design, draft, write, and revise a thriller novel or screenplay, with examples from books and movies, covering topics such as characters, opening scenes, how to maintain tension and create conflicts and obstacles, incorporate plot twists, and other related topics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James N Frey
ISBN: 9780312575076 0312575076
OCLC Number: 428027225
Description: xv, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Germinal ideas: high concepts and bad concepts --
What you should know before you start pounding keys --
All about your new best freind, your villain --
Creating villains and exploting their dark missions --
The secrets of clever plotting revealed --
All about the thriller hero, the flawed thriller hero, and a not-so-flawed hero for peace day --
All about plot structure --
All about voice and viewpoint and other cool stuff --
How to make the reader dream the fictive dream --
Hook 'em and hold 'em --
How to plot a damn good thriller step by step by step by step --
Avoiding the muddle in the middle --
All about a satisfying resolution.
Responsibility: James N. Frey.
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Discusses how to design, draft, write, and revise a thriller novel or screenplay, with examples from books and movies, covering topics such as characters, opening scenes, how to maintain tension and create conflicts and obstacles, incorporate plot twists, and other related topics.

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