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    How to write a thriller? What is a thriller? 

    How to write a thriller? What is a thriller?    Have you read that great thriller story full suspense that made grip sheets and wondered how it’s written? Or you always wanted to write a thriller but didn’t know where to start? How do you write a thriller? what is a thriller? What is the difference between a thriller and a mystery? a mystery is a question of who had done it. The crime has already happened. you as the writer will drop and hints and clues for the reader to solve the piece of the puzzle along with your character.  A thriller is someone is thinking of committing that crime or…

  • Beta readers

    My experience with Beta readers. The harsh truth about it.

    My experience with Beta readers. The harsh truth about it.   Let’s touch basis of what is betareader. Beta readers are people who read in your genre or more than one and they give you their feedback as a reader. You can call them your general audience. You give them a sheet of questions and they answer it for you and give you their insight into the story and point out any issues. My experience with this wasn’t all that great first of all I couldn’t find beta readers. I looked on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads. I found three in total who committed themselves in reading the book. Others…

  • Bad writing advice you should ignore!
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    Bad writing advice you should ignore!

    Bad writing advice you should ignore!   There are many writing blogs out there that focus on writing tips and advice. YouTube had also gained popularity among writers who share their tips on writing. Which is awesome! But I also noticed that there is a lot of advice out there some of it good, some it is bad and should be ignored.   Write what you know.   The first one in the list of bad writing advice you should ignore. A few years ago I did a self-editing course with an editor who did editorial work for Cosmopolitan. One of the advice she gave us was to write what…

  • Plotting for pantsers
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    Plotting for pantsers. With two simple steps. 

    Plotting for pantsers. With two simple steps.    Pansters distaste the process of creating outlines for their books. I can say so myself as I am a pantser. The meaning of “pantsers” is we write in the seat of our pants. More or less make stuff up as we go along. Sometimes this will come back and bite us in the butt. I have to basic two tips of ways to plot without having to stress yourself about creating big outlines.   Plotting for Pantsers using the “What if.”   The what if is part of your plot basically you ask yourself what if my character did this, what if my…

  • Best THRILLER books of 2018

    Best THRILLER books of 2018

    Best THRILLER books of 2018   The Wife Between us By Geer Hendricks      This book came out at the beginning of the year. The story follows two women, the neglected wife Nelly, and her replacement, Vanessa. Richard, the ex-husband sounds too good to be true. The story gives you the impression Nelly is out to seek revenge on Vanessa, to hurt her because of the divorce. It’s a well-written suspense story. Part 2 of the book it’s when the truth comes out.           Jar of hearts by Jennifer Hillier      This is a dark and twisted tale and rather graphic. Geo is soon…

  • Naming your characters. 
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    Naming your characters. Three places where you can get name ideas of your characters.

    Naming your characters. Three places where you can get name ideas of your characters. Naming your characters might sound easy but it can be tricky. There are points to consider and the character name should reflect on their personality. Here are three places where you can find name ideas. Baby site Most writers use these sites not because they plan to have kids if you are, congrats! The characters are writers babies at least, I’ll think of it that way. I’m a frequent user of these sites to find names and get ideas. The names are listed by gender some of them are unisex and are in alphabetical order.  TV shows/…

  • The Unlikable Characters
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    Crafting The Unlikable Character.

    Crafting The Unlikable Character.   The unlikeable protagonist is nothing new in fiction from Humbert in Lolita to Amy Dunne in Gone Girl. What makes a character unlikeable? It could be because of their motivates or their self-destructive nature or the actions they make. Think of them as someone you don’t want to invite to the dinner party. Bottom line, this is not someone you want to spend time with.   As a writer who writes thrillers, I don’t believe a character has to be “likable” especially in this genre. The genre is important if you planning to write romance or fantasy some of the characters or the main character…

  • Tropes in Romance and Erotica 

    Tropes I hate in Romance and Erotica

    Tropes in Romance and Erotica  That is becoming a cliche    I have been looking to read more “lighter” reads at the time being to take a break from the Thrillers/mystery/horror or dystopia genres. Before I start this blog post I would like to the point out this is by any means any disrespect to the authors who write on this specific genre or the genre itself. This is a list I made of tropes in Romance and Erotica while reading that I’ve noticed in this type of genre.   The woman that needs to be rescued aka The damsel in distress   Please, can we stop with the woman being rescued? Is there…

  • Writing quotes from famous authors
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    Top five best writing advice from famous author who inspires you to finish that book.

    Writing quotes from famous authors who inspire you to finish your book or NaNoWriMo.   With Nanowrimo around among us, we would need a few words of inspiration to help us go through the processes of writing 50K words in 30 days. After too many words down on the page and the coffee cups keep filling or with tea for tea lovers, we tend to get disheartened and ask ourselves, is it all worth it? Where the story is going? Don’t think about it now. Just keep on going and get the finish line of hitting the 50K mark.   If you don’t, don’t worry you still achieved something. Pat yourself in the…