Learning from the Masters

Thanks to a tweet by K M Weiland, I was pointed to this fascinating interview in Writer’s Digest. Two masters of writing thrillers- Ken Follett and David Morrell speak of the craft of writing thrillers. They are household names and need no introduction to those interested in the thriller genre.

Key take aways for me:

  • “Be a first rate version of yourself. Not a second rate version of another writer”
  • Identify and understand your dominant emotion
  • “Every four to six pages, the story should turn”
  • Make out a time table and stick to it

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